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The barons were the lowest level of titled nobility. The were above free men, and below earls (in England, called counts elsewhere), marquesses, dukes, and princes, in order from lowest to highest rank. Because there were a fair number of them and they all had their own knights, they were able to do such things as pressure King John of England into signing the Magna Carta.

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