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Derby, earls OF, titled English nobility of several creations, most notably in the
family Stanley, grouped below chronologically and indicated by the symbol • . •
Derby, Henry, earl of: see Henry IV under Henry (England). •Derby, Thomas
•Douglas, William Douglas, 1st earl of, also called earl of mar (b. c. 1327 — d.
May 1384, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scot.), Scottish lord of the Douglases,
prominent in the dynastic and English wars of the 14th century. The son of Sir
On advice from Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, Elizabeth commanded Essex to
"break off his enterprise" in 1575; before leaving Ireland, however, he defeated
Turlough Luineach O'Neill, and he massacred several hundred of Sorley Boy's ...
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