Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, Or Dormant, Volume 1

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George Edward Cokayne
G. Bell & sons, 1887 - Nobility
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This is volume one only, as noted by other reviewers. Vol. two can be ordered from booksellers online. The remaining multiple volumes of this valuable set are NOT digitized and therefore must be consulted in libraries that own print copies OR purchased on CD.

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Page 155 - It cannot be denied that he had in his person, in his aspect, and countenance, the appearance of a great man, which he preserved in his gait and motion. He wore and affected a habit very different from that of the time, such as men had only beheld in the pictures of the most considerable men, all which drew the eyes of most, and the reverence of many, towards him, as the image and representative of the primitive nobility, and native gravity of the nobles, when they had been most venerable ; but this...
Page 294 - That no peer of this realm can drown or extinguish his honour ; but that it descends to his descendants ; neither by surrender, grant, fine, nor any other conveyance to the king.
Page 357 - Majesty may be pleased to appoint, and shall during the time that he continues in his office as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, and no longer.be entitled to a writ of summons to attend, and to sit and vote in the House of Lords; his dignity as a Lord of Parliament shall not descend to his heirs.
Page 168 - Christendom yielded ; and was so generally esteemed ; very discerning and prompt in giving orders, as the occasions required, and most cheerful, and present in any action. In council he used few, but very pertinent words ; and was not at all pleased with the long speeches usually made there ; and which rather confounded, than informed his understanding : so that he rather collected the ends of the debates, and what he was himself to do, than enlarged them by...
Page 357 - Every Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, unless he is otherwise entitled to sit as a member of the House of Lords, shall by virtue and according to the date of his appointment be entitled during his life to rank as a Baron by such style as Her Majesty may be pleased to appoint, and shall...
Page 159 - Arundel of Trerice in Cornwall, an old gentleman of near fourscore years of age, and of one of the best estates and interest in that county ; who, with the assistance of his son Richard Arundel, (who was then a colonel in the army...
Page 141 - Second's time, he not only obtained the castle and honours of Arundel to himself and his heirs, but also a confirmation of the earldom of Sussex, granted to him by the third penny of the pleas of that county, which in ancient times was the usual way of investing such great men in the possession of any earldom, after those ceremonies of girding with the sword, and putting on the robes, were performed, which have ever, till of late, been thought essential to that creation.
Page 281 - John de Beaufort, eldest son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, by Catherine Swinford, his third wife...
Page 270 - He delighted latterly in rural amusements, and enjoyed with a philosophical calmness the shade of the lofty trees he had planted. Till within a month of his death, he constantly rode out two hours every morning, and drank his bottle of wine after dinner.

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