His wife is the niece of an earl who once worked as a lady-in-waiting to a royal duchess.
Chief Justice earl Warren had been a three-term governor of California.
In the 1960s, billboards in conservative parts of the country urged, “Impeach earl Warren,” the liberal chief justice.
The earl was killed in battle and Marshal captured, but he would later be ransomed by the queen herself.
“I think there is overreaction now,” said earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable.
By a special gift in 1420 it was restored to the twelfth earl.
The latest proprietor of those times was James, earl of Derby.
But I did think that his lordship, the present earl, would have been above it.
I like him; I should like him even if he were not an earl—and his name a career.
earl of Warwick—May it please your grace, and you my noble lords, my peers.
Old English eorl "brave man, warrior, leader, chief" (contrasted with ceorl "churl"), from Proto-Germanic *erlo-z, of uncertain origin.
In Anglo-Saxon poetry, "a warrior, a brave man;" in later Old English, "nobleman," especially a Danish under-king (equivalent of cognate Old Norse jarl), then one of the viceroys under the Danish dynasty in England. After 1066 adopted as the equivalent of Latin comes (see count (n.)).