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  • The story of the Earldom is not just a landgrab by adventurers (of the kind the Normans and their kin were engaged in from Newfoundland to Palestine) then eroded by the natives coming back.

    September Books 1) Anglo-Norman Ulster, by T.E. McNeill

  • The Earldom was the only Palatinate within the bounds of Scotland; the only Earldom possessing Royal privileges.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • This is a fairly slim volume detailing archæological and historical records of the Anglo-Norman Earldom of Ulster, which was set up by a lightning conquest of Downpatrick by the Norman adventurer John De Courcy in 1177, and then gradually subsided out of history in the fourteenth to fifteenth centuries.

    September Books 1) Anglo-Norman Ulster, by T.E. McNeill

  • De Montfort was the son of a Frenchman and only inherited the Earldom of Leicester from his maternal grandmother.

    What good has ever come from Leicestershire?

  • Happy indeed, thought Katherine sourly, when one's husband inherited an Earldom, a thousand acres of land and many sacks of gold at the sweep of a pen.

    Dearly Beloved

  • The Queen invested her son with the Insignia of his Principality and Earldom of Chester: a sword, coronet, mantle, gold ring and gold rod.

    Prince Charles’ Birthday: 60 Facts by Sarah Hughes « Diana Mandache's Weblog

  • Szatmary quotes one farmer, "A very few men in each state have monopolized these obligations to such an immense amount, and originally on so easy terms, that there are now some fortunes among us which would tolerably well support the expenses of an Earldom."

    AMERICA'S RULING CLASS

  • It remains unclear how the simple Frances Twysden was able to nab George Villiers, the next in line for the Earldom of Jersey.

    Tart of the Week: Frances, Countess of Jersey

  • Szatmary quotes one farmer, "A very few men in each state have monopolized these obligations to such an immense amount, and originally on so easy terms, that there are now some fortunes among us which would tolerably well support the expenses of an Earldom."

    The Ruling Class

  • In August of 1999, after almost ten years of a public claim by right of succession, I used a Scots Peerage Law procedure (an Assumption at Law) to call out of dormancy the Earldom of Stirling, the Viscountcy of Canada, etc.

    Cash for Peerages: How The Disease That Forced Blair From Office Has Infected Brown

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