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

(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:

Yes--in 1927 at same time as joining church.

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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From: Materer, Timothy J.
Sent: Monday, 28 October 2019 6:38 AM
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Subject: Knighthood


Here’s a question that arose in my Osher Lifelong Learning class:


Why didn't Eliot get a Knighthood?