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To avoid pitting lords against one another, the legislature could institute a human-resources department, says the 74-year-old earl, who descended from the man who popularized the sandwich.
The earl became Britain’s answer to Judge Crater, the dodgy American jurist who disappeared in 1930 after leaving a restaurant near Times Square.
Since the administration is proposing to abolish the inheritance tax (now applicable to estates over $10 million), look to a rapid increase in the numbers of earls through barons over the next century with compensating jobs for mansion maintenance.
So for a modest state entry fee to check qualifications, titles can be bestowed on dukes making over $60 billion, earls over $10 billion, viscounts over $1 billion, and barons from $100 million up.
Honora takes New York by storm, entering into an agreement with the notorious rakish financier Julius Hatcher to pretend to be engaged — his entree into top society, her strategy in her war with the earl.
The extensive support for Harold, the earl of Wessex and the most powerful man in the kingdom after the king, was a pragmatic response to the crisis.
Slowly striding behind on the last mile of the 3 -mile journey were her adored sons, heads bowed; their father, Prince Charles; their grandfather Prince Philip; and the earl.
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First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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