1. There were a number of noble creations in North America just after the Rebellion, Burgoyne's elevation to the title of Duke of Albany being the most famous. As the emerging CNA political elite branched away from the aristocracy, they became less common, so that today only knighthoods and baronetcies are granted, usually for military, legal/judicial, or artistic achievement. The hereditary titles still carry considerable cachet in military and diplomatic circles.
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