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Offices of Rank and Nobility
- . The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset is appointed by the Queen on advice of the Prime minister. He or she is a representative of the crown in the County of Somerset.
- The Rank or Office of High Sheriff was once a very powerful position.The Sheriff was responsible for collecting taxes and keeping order in Somerset.This position has been in Somerset for a thousand years.In modern days the position has changed to a more ceremonial role.