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A Steadholder is a Protectorate of Grayson peer of broadly equivalent rank to that of a Manticoran duke or duchess [1]. However, steadholders are considered to have far broader powers, exercising "head of state" sovereignty withing their steading, while dukes/duchesses hold their lands in fief from the crown.

Referred to formally as: His Lordship/Her Ladyship the Steadholder (Name of Steading)

Form of address: My Lord/ My lady (the first time) and Sir or Ma’am afterward. If you are a friend of equal or greater social rank, you may use the name of his or her steading. Close friends and relatives may use first names, but only in non-formal social occasions.

There are currently five steadholders in The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc.. They are listed in order of seniority. The senior steadholder is Steadholder Pittman.

List of Steadholders

Name Steading Regent
Martyn Griffiths, MC, DSO, RM Pittman
Sir Thomas Saidak, KE, DSO Henesy Tory Parker
David Melsome, MC, SC, OR, CGM Maelstromm Ben Wagner
Sir Philip Clayton, PMV, KDE, CGM, QBM, CBM Fitzgerald n/a
Kathy Rau, QCB, OC, OE, NS, QBM, CBM Chẽrnakova Nathan Brakefield
IN ABEYANCE Blackbird n/a

See Also

Peerage: list of TRMN peers


  1. Membership Handbook