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Old 07-17-2014, 07:03 AM
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Earl of Warwick sells series of paintings for more than £10 million



Earl of Warwick sells series of paintings for more than £10 million | Stratford Herald
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Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, realizing that his children by Joan Beaufort were of far greater dynastic importance than those born to his first wife, left only the earldom of Westmorland to his eldest son.
Ralph arranged for the bulk of his lands to pass to Joan's son, Salisbury.
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Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, realizing that his children by Joan Beaufort were of far greater dynastic importance than those born to his first wife, left only the earldom of Westmorland to his eldest son.
Ralph arranged for the bulk of his lands to pass to Joan's son, Salisbury.

Paraphrased from Wikipedia: Ralph's first son was to inherit the Earldom, but the bulk of the Neville lands were left to Ralph's wife, Joan Beaufort, with the intention of their eldest son, Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury. Ralph's first son, Ralph II, agreed to this, but he predeceased his father, causing Ralph's heir to be his grandson, Ralph III. III disputed the inheritance, but didn't get much out of it.
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On leaving Sandringham, King Edward VII frequently went to stay for a week or so with William Cavendish, the 7th Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth, or with Edward Guinness, the 1st Earl of Iveagh at Elveden, the first of those several country house visits which he liked to make each year.
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In The Royal Victorians, Christopher Hibbert wrote:

Once a week he (King Edward VII) asked Charles Hardinge (1st Baron Hardinge) to have breakfast with him at Buckingham Palace, and he discussed foreign politics 'most of the time at these interviews with great breadth and interest'.
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Duchess originals: meet the commoners who married into aristocracy | Mail Online
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Interesting article. One thing it says is that it is unlikely to be any more non-royal dukedoms made. Yet, as someone in the =comments rightly said, soon there will be two more non royal dukes. When the current Dukes of Gloucester and Kent pass away, their sons, who are not Princes will be the holders of two Dukedoms that are no longer part of the royal family. It would seem that this will be the way that new hereditary titles will be created. This could also hold true for the Earldom of Wessex if James has a son, and whatever title Harry receives and he has a grandson.
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Duke of Northumberland says Scottish independence would "cause difficulties" - The Journal
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The Duke of Northumberland has spoken out against Scottish independence, saying it would “create difficulties”.

Ralph Percy, the 12th Duke of Northumberland and owner of Northumberland Estates, says he crosses the border between England and Scotland every day.

The Duke, who is based at his ancestral home at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, is supportive of the union, adding “if it isn’t broke, then don’t fix it”.

“I personally cross the border every day from one part of the estate to the other,” he said.

“I see no difference to those living on one side of the border to the other.
“A new boundary would create difficulties.

“I think it [the union] has worked very well for a long time and if it isn’t broke then don’t fix it.”

The Duke made the comments at a debate about the Scottish independence referendum in Berwick upon Tweed, in Northumberland, organised by the BBC.
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