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Earl (Title)

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

One of the oldest titles of English Peerage, the name was originally Scandinavian (Jarl), and came to England with The Saxon Invasions. The first “known” and recorded “Earl” was made in 1140 to Geoffrey de Mandeville (by King Stephen). The title remained (and used quite frequently with Royal Heirs) until Edward “The Black Prince” was made a “Duke” in 1337. The title of Earl can be used for “non-Royal” persons (but still of Nobility).