Lord of the Manor
These prestigious titles stem back to the Battle of Hastings when William The Conqueror, the new King of England, created around 13,418 'manors' (or areas of land administration) across the country.
William appointed a local 'Lord of the Manor' (or tenant-in-chief). This landed individual was charged with governing the land and collecting taxes for the king from the tenant farmers who paid their lord rent. As such, this title has a rich association with ownership and status.