The golden age for the noble families of Europe extended from the Middle Ages through to the 18th century. The aristocracy flourished, with hereditary titles such as duke, marquis or baron bestowed by the ruling monarch. Considered to be just one step removed from royalty, the title holders were endowed with various privileges, including land ownership and the collection of rents and taxes.
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