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And non  UK citizens can and do get offered knighthoods - but can’t adopt the title of Sir.

Eliot is said to have been offered a knighthood but turned it down. See eg

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=CSQ5yRXERZIC&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=did+ts+eliot+turn+down+knighthood&source=bl&ots=p1Ln_VXbj9&sig=ACfU3U1XhEBDYVGAgYo6-LJR8GpwAyb6wA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj4_aLdwr3lAhVZQUEAHYjbBP8Q6AEwEnoECA4QAQ#v=onepage&q=did%20ts%20eliot%20turn%20down%20knighthood&f=false

(Even eg John Betjeman was offered (and accepted) a knighthood, so a bit inconceivable that Eliot wouldn’t have been )


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> On 27 Oct 2019, at 22:58, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Yes--in 1927 at same time as joining church.
> Nancy
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>> On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 6:53 PM Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Was he a British citizen? Pete
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>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
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>> From: Materer, Timothy J.
>> Sent: Monday, 28 October 2019 6:38 AM
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>> Subject: Knighthood
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>> Here’s a question that arose in my Osher Lifelong Learning class:
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>> Why didn't Eliot get a Knighthood?
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