General Franks received an honorary knighthood.
He was awarded a knighthood in acknowledgement of his services to the nation.
The duke holds a lot of land.
This only increased his desire to be revenged on the murderous duke.
Nobles do not exist merely because there is a peerage system. Even if there were no peerage system, there will be people who are naturally dominant and who will quickly rise to nobility. So much for our nobility then. Why, we are mere peasants.
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