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Countess of Somerset by her first marriage, but she became Duchess of Clarence by her second marriage. A Duchess outranks Countess so I'm wondering why she is titled Countess of Somerset. Is this because she is better known as such? Or does her tomb specifically title her as Lady Somerset? -- Lady Meg (talk) 07:55, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
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The result of the move request was: Moved without objection. Nathan Johnson (talk) 00:53, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Somerset → Margaret Holland, Duchess of Clarence – The title of Duchess outranks Countess. Once she became Duchess she retained the title until her death. Several Lady Margaret Beaufort (her granddaughter) biographies refer to her as Margaret Holland, Duchess of Clarence. Also, there are several other Margaret Beauforts'; her daughter and granddaughter are both Lady Margaret Beaufort. Sources: DNB calls her Holland, Margaret, Duchess of Clarence; Michael Jones "The King's Mother" states Margaret Holland, Duchess of Clarence; etc. Lady Meg (talk) 04:47, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
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