Here he celebrates the heyday of Birmingham's minor league team, the barons.
From that day on and for the next ten years Rickwood and the barons became the core of my life.
He was even a member of his own gang in high school—the barons.
Twenty-one barons were appointed Lords Ordainers, to draw up ordinances for the government of the country.
But the barons would not consent, and wished that Tancred should be king.
Great nobles, whether earls or not, also spoke of their tenants as "barons," where lesser magnates spoke of their "men" (homines).
So he assembled all his barons, and bade them choose themselves a king from among them.
At last, far down among the barons, came one at whose sight Richard revived a little.
Also that after the meire be chosene he schulde be presented to the barons of the Escheker.
The warlike zeal of the English barons was stimulated by liberal grants of the forfeited estates of Bruce and his partisans.
c.1200, from Old French baron (nominative ber) "baron, nobleman, military leader, warrior, virtuous man, lord, husband," probably from or related to Late Latin baro "man," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Frankish *baro "freeman, man;" merged in England with cognate Old English beorn "nobleman."