In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- None of the dogs belonging to either the duke and duchess or the earl and countess ever barked.
- The dukes and earls have been sent packing from the House of Lords.
- The Queen Mother, daughter of a Scottish earl, was very fond of Scotland and the feeling was returned.
- Seven of Edward's ten earls possessed Marcher estates, including the powerful Mortimer, Fitzalan, Bohun and de Clare families.
- An alliance was struck between the marcher lords and the earl of Lancaster.
- The aristocrats in Mr Cameron's blood line include numerous dukes and earls, including the Herbert Earls of Carnarvon.
- Godiva was the wife of Leofric, earl of Mercia, one of the three great earls of 11th-century England.
- The likes of the earl of Stamford and the Prince of Wales are known to have owned examples of these candelabra.
- The earl talked to officers as he toured the British Transport Police and London Underground control rooms.
- The men who got these parcels of land would have been barons, earls and dukes.
- Two hundred and fifty years ago it was numbered tickets to Westminster Hall that were in demand: two Jacobite earls and a lord were on trial there.
- They all sat in a row, ranged according to their rank - kings and princes and dukes and earls and counts and barons and knights.
- The earl was one of the absentee English landowners who owned most of the property in Ireland.
- Among those attending that year were the Duke and Duchess of Ancaster, the Duke and Duchess of Gordon, and all manner of countesses, earls, colonels and honorables.
- Contemporary collectors included the earls of Arundel and Somerset and the Duke of Buckingham.
- Attendants of an earl, viscount or baron wore six rows of curls on state wigs and five on house wigs.
- Membership was limited to 600 and included five dukes, five marquesses and 20 earls, and the clientele would bet thousands at the tables.
- The earl and countess were then shown around the extended flats.
- The earls and viscounts had claimed their expulsion would amount to a severance from the English past.
- Here he successfully pursues his suit, is married in spite of the efforts of the earl and the lord mayor to prevent it, and is pardoned by the king.
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