How to address titled Dutch men of 1800
I am a writer with a Dutch character in my book who has been awarded a title of Count. I need to know how to address him. My book is fiction but the social mores of the time (1800-1819) need to be correct.
1. In England, if John Smith is awarded a title he may become Viscount Brimley. This is how he would be announced and introduced. Thereafter, he would be called lord Brimley, my lord, or a good friend would simply call him Brimley.
2. In Holland if a Dutch gentleman named John Smith is awarded a title by his country, would the rules in #1 apply? If not, how would he be announced or introduced. How would he be spoken of - lord Smith, Count Smith or lord and Count Someothername?
In order to write dialogue I need to know how the English would address him, while he is in England. His father, also a Count, is visiting London and two chapters are of dialogue with him and English aristocrats.
I hope someone can help me. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
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