The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage: With Sketches of the Family Histories of the Nobility

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Saunders and Otley, 1847 - Nobility - 531 pages
 

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Page 380 - Inventories were taken of their personal estates ; and the duke's achievement, as knight of the garter, was taken down from St. George's chapel at Windsor. A man of candour cannot, without an emotion of grief and indignation, reflect upon the ruin of the noble family of Ormond, in the person of a brave, generous, and humane nobleman, to whom no crime was imputed, but that of having obeyed the commands of his sovereign.
Page 497 - Townshend ; nor of course know what a ferment he was able to excite in every thing by the violent ebullition of his mixed virtues and failings. For failings he had undoubtedly — many of us remember them ; we are this day considering the effect of them.
Page 497 - Sir, he was the delight and ornament of this house, and the charm of every private society which he honoured with his presence.
Page 187 - One there was, though of another species, the noblest figure I ever saw, the high constable of Scotland, Lord Errol ; as one saw him in a space capable of containing him, one admired him. At the wedding, dressed in tissue, he looked like one of the giants in Guildhall new gilt. It added to the energy of his person, that one considered him acting so considerable a part in that very Hall where so few years ago one saw his father, Lord Kilmarnock, condemned to the block.
Page 446 - Gladstone, he was created a peer of the United Kingdom by the title of Baron Acton of Aldenham.
Page 170 - VII., on his landing with a contemptible force at Milford Haven, Sir Rhys repaired with a considerable accession of choice soldiers, marching with them to Bosworth field, where he right valiantly behaved himself.
Page 13 - ... concerning the marriage of Mary queen of Scots, to the Dauphin of France...
Page 497 - But he had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause ; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame ; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Page 386 - Brabander born, yeoman of the guard to King Henry VIII., King Edward VI., Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth,) built twenty houses for poor women to dwell rent-free : and near hereunto was a chapel of Mary Magdalen, now wholly ruinated.
Page ii - The production of Edmund Lodge, Esq., Norroy King of Arms, whose splendid Biography of Illustrious Personages stands an unrivalled specimen of historical literature, and magnificent illustration. Of Mr. Lodge's talent for the task he has undertaken, we need only appeal to his former productions. It contains the exact state of the Peerage as it now exists, with all the Collateral Branches, their Children, with all the Marriages of the different individuals connected with each family.

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