Related Source: The Peerage: A Primer on Understanding Lords, Ladies, Dukes, Earls and More All right all you duke, earl, and lady lovers . . . All the historical romance books set in England are pretty much focused around titled dudes – I mean dukes or whoever. It’s not like authors write about falling in love with the local farmer or bricklayer in the city, right? Where’s the fun in that? Well, here is a great article to understand how all the peerage stuff works in real life. Enjoy!