This database provides some basic information about peerages in the Kingdoms of England, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom from 1603 to the present day. The database is based on that compiled by David Beamish from 1801 onwards and on the published work of John Sainty for the period up to and including 1800. It is at present a database of peerages, rather than of people: information is not routinely provided on the subsequent holders of individual peerages after the person for whom it was created.