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The Lordship of Hexted – Reformed and Royally Loyal

Lordship Title of Hexted

If a title with a steady(ish) history but flashes of loyal fortitude is of interest… then the Lordship of Hexted is for you. Hexted (aka. Heghsted) is a title that was in active use for several hundred years, however its connection with England’s past is of greatest significance at one particular moment in history, and…

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The Lordship of Younges – A ladyship in all but name

The Lordship of Younges

Do you like discovering new facts? We thought so… because we do too. So how’s this for your fact for today… Did you know that in 1682 the person who was Baroness Wentworth was also the Lord of Younges? Yup… that’s right. The grand-daughter of the 1st Earl of Cleveland, Henrietta Maria, held both titles.…

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The Lordship of Entwistle: From Edgeworth to Edgehill and beyond

Entwistle

As we’ve said in previous articles, although Lordships were often in place before William the Conqueror invaded, it was William who formalised their existence. Entwistle is very different in this respect, however. It was created in 1212, under King John’s reign, by one of his trusted knights, William… and it’s proved to have quite some…

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The Lordship of Shoddesden – A holding with pre-Norman provenance

Lordship Title of Shoddesden

Shoddesden is an interesting title. It’s one of those that actually has clear roots from before the Norman Invasion, which is unusual because it was William the Conqueror who formalised the process mostly. Shoddesden has deep history, therefore; it’s really old. The initial title holder was Aghmund (or Agemund) of Wellow. Aghmund was a Saxon…

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Lordship of Penland – A title that paid its way

Lordship Title of Penland

We’re not going to beat about the bush here… There are quite a few ‘Johns’ linked to the lineage of the Lordship of Penland, so we apologise in advance if things get a bit confusing. But we do feel that’s a fitting introduction to a title whose history began around the time of the signing…

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