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Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage.
Grove's Dictionaries. 2000. 1160p. permanent paper, ed. by Charles Kidd & David Williamson. illus. index. ISBN 1-56159-265-X. $375. REF
First published in 1769 and revised every five years, this is a comprehensive guide to titled nobility in the United Kingdom. More than 2500 heraldic entries offer brief, biographical data and list descendants and siblings, collateral branches, and predecessors. The addition of adopted children and those born out of wedlock, a relatively new phenomenon, ensures a more inclusive scope. Illustrations in black and white include coats of arms, medals, insignia, royal crowns, and …