A rare feudal earldom is about to come up for sale in Scotland. Whoever buys the title will be able to call themselves earl and it might be the last time that such a title will ever be offered. The title could be yours for a measly £500,000 ($813,350 US).
The title is understood to be one of just six outstanding Scottish feudal earldoms left over from the medieval era. Along with less-prestigious feudal baronies, they are the only titles that can be legally bought or sold rather than inherited.
The title is not the same as a peerage earldom, an inherited rank that can earn a seat in the House of Lords. Titleholders can, however, be able to petition the Lord Lyon for a coat of arms.
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