Peerage

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The Peerage is a system of titles in the United Kingdom, which represents the upper ranks of British nobility and is part of the British honours system.

Awarded by British Monarch

People

The following people are associated with this Honour:

Oliver Franks Baron Franks
The remarkable philosopher and diplomat who was instrumental in brokering the Marshall Plan after the Second World War and who, as British Ambassador to Washington 1948-1952 negotiated on Britain's behalf in the formation of NATO.

Joseph Lister Baron Lister
The surgeon who transformed operating practice with his system of antiseptic surgery.

John Boyd Orr Baron Boyd Orr of Brechin
A Nobel prize winning nutritionist and physiologist, who led pioneering studies in the nutition of farm animals and human populations.

Willie Ross Baron Ross of Marnock
Secretary of State for Scotland, 1964-1970 and 1974-1976.