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Earl

A slang term sometimes used in finance and trading for oil. The term derives from the way the word "oil" is said to be pronounced in an American Southern accent.
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For by such reincarnation Essex could become not only the flower of chivalry, but also, perhaps, of earldom too--a sphere to which Sir Philip Sidney, no matter his illustrious lineage, had not managed to ascend.
Although his earldom was attainted and he was sent to the Tower, presumably until death, he was at least permitted to live.
3) Concentrating on the sixty-eight, individuals raised into the parliamentary peerage -- or further within it to earldoms -- this article examines how Edward III used royal rights over two of the least powerful groups in medieval society, minors and women, to help reinforce his "new nobility's" position in the social hierarchy, develop peaceful relations between nobles, and rebuild royal control over the English polity as a whole after the political and constitutional crises of the 1320s.
In order to contain threats from Wales, William established a series of buffer territories or marcher earldoms and placed them under the control of tough and trusted Norman leaders.
Native lordship in medieval Scotland; the Earldoms of Strathearn and Lennox, c.
This paper develops zooarchaeological methods to investigate whether similar processes occurred in the less well documented Norse colonies of northern Scotland -- the joint earldoms of Orkney and Caithness.