A Steadholder is a Protectorate of Grayson peer of broadly equivalent rank to that of a Manticoran duke or duchess . 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
|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|
Peerage: list of TRMN peers
- Membership Handbook