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- On the death of his brother Brien in 1562 he succeeded to the earldom, though his title was not recognized by Elizabeth until 1585.
- I am afraid I have seen only fragments of his programmes, but my desk is covered with letters from people who think he should be given a knighthood, or a hereditary earldom, for his campaign.
- We concede that were he able to pull off this feat, an earldom, as opposed to a mere honorary knighthood, would be a more appropriate reward.
- When Earl Siward of Northumbria died two years later, his earldom went to Harold's brother Tostig.
- When he died, it went in turn to the third son, George, who founded the family of the Sinclairs of Mey which succeeded to the earldom in 1789.
- He became Viscount Dunlo in 1801 and inherited the earldom from his father, the first Earl of Clancarty, in 1803.
- The only prime ministers who really retired but never got a peerage were the great Liberal leader William Gladstone, who declined an earldom, and Churchill, who declined a dukedom.
- I prefer that one of the most powerful earldoms is in the hands of a young boy who is absent.
- Lord John was twice Prime Minister - from 1846 to 1852 and from 1865 to 1866-and was raised to an earldom by Queen Victoria.
- Born in Montfort, he was well received by Henry when he arrived in England in 1230, allowed to claim the earldom of Leicester, and married the king's youngest sister Eleanor.
- In 1055, Earl Siward of Northumbria died whilst his son, Waltheof, was too young to succeed him, and Harold manoeuvred his brother Tostig into the earldom.
- Uhtred is the heir to the earldom of Bebbanburgh, now known as Bamburgh, in northern England, after his older brother and his father are killed by Viking raiders.
- Gloucester's lack of sight caused him to believe Edmund was the good son and prevented him from pondering the idea of Edmund being after his earldom.
- Tostig, who had been dispossessed of his earldom, raided the south-east coast before joining the invasion by Harald Hardrada of Norway in northern England.
- He had succeeded to the earldom in 1678 and embarked on an ambitious programme for refurbishing his Elizabethan ancestral home.
- She did not realise that for Russell, the legitimacy of possible heirs to the earldom of Russell was of paramount importance.
- He was granted an earldom in 1944 and remained at his post until 1946.
- In 1726, when he succeeded to the earldom of Chesterfield on the death of his father, he became a Member of the House of Lords.
- In 1136, St Magnus' nephew, Rognvald, sailed into Pierowall during his invasion to seize the Orkney earldom.
- When William the Conqueror (William I) and his Norman army conquered England in 1066, the three English earldoms of Chester, Shrewsbury, and Hereford were established on the border with Wales.
- I come from a good family, my father was an honorable man, and I was the lord of one of the richest earldoms in the kingdom.
- They were also one of the poorer earldoms in Gwyn.
- By the end of the 9th century, the colonisation of Orkney had been so successful that it had become a Norwegian earldom.
- You dragged me across the earldom because you were lonely?
- His father had insisted they make a round of the earldom and visit some ‘family friends’ on the way back to Trieste.
- If a union met with his disapproval anywhere in his earldom, the proposal could be voided.
- In 944, when the last Danish king was expelled from York, Northumbria became an earldom of England.
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