BRITISH EMPIRE: New Peers

His Majesty King George created the Honorable Charles Napier Lawrence, Chairman of the London and North-Western Railway, and the Honorable Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, of Anthony Gibbs and Sons, peers of the United Kingdom. Both men received the honor of a barony in the Prime Minister's birthday Honor's List.

New peers are usually created on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, although it is not an unconstitutional act for the King to create a peer or elevate one to a higher rank without the advice of his First Minister, especially when dealing with Royal Blood. Usually the Prime Minister makes a list...

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