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A baronet (traditional abbreviation Bart, modern abbreviation Bt) or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess (abbreviation Btss), is the holder of a hereditary baronetcy awarded by the British Crown. The practice of awarding baronetcies was originally introduced in England in the 1300s and was used by James I of England in 1611 in order to raise funds.
- Related: British Honours System
The Official Roll of the Baronets
www.baronetage.org/official-roll-of-the-baronets/ - Web
The Baronetage of England, Ireland, Nova Scotia, Great Britain and the United Kingdom
www.leighrayment.com/baronetage.htm - Web
www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/baronetage.htm - Web