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  • Hardcover
  • 254 pages
  • A Power in the Land: The Percys
  • Richard Lomas
  • English
  • 03 February 2017
  • 1862320675

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    While the first representative of the Percy family in England probably did not fight at Hastings, it s likely that he arrived the following year to found what would become one of the wealthiest and most socially elevated aristocratic dynasties in the country It survived in its male line until the death at a young age of the 11th Earl of Northumberland in 1670, leaving only a daughter Elizabeth Percy s third husband was a Seymour and the Duke of Somerset, and her granddaughter, another Elizabet While the first representative of the Percy family in England probably did not fight at Hastings, it s likely that he arrived the following year to found what would become one of the wealthiest and most socially elevated aristocratic dynasties in the country It survived in its male line until the death at a young age of the 11th Earl of Northumberland in 1670, leaving only a daughter Elizabeth Percy s third husband was a Seymour and the Duke of Somerset, and her granddaughter, another Elizabeth, married Sir Hugh Smithson, who adopted the name of Percy and became 1st Duke of Northumberland It is through this line that the family still survives Lomas s goal is not to supersede but to update and reinterpret the work of Edward Barrington de Fonblanque Annals of the House of Percy, 1887 in light of new data and perceptions The family s progress in national life was far from smooth and even, being visited at intervals with political disaster, economic near ruin, and plain bad luck His approach is one of scholarly detail but his style is quite readable, making this an entirely accessible case study accompanied by a lengthy bibliography


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A Power in the Land: The PercysThis Is The Story Of All The Earls And Dukes Of Northumberland, Including Such Memorable Characters As Henry Hotspur, Immortalized By Shakespeare, The Wizard Earl, And Hugh Percy, Nd Duke And Founder Of The Smithsonian Institute In Washington


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