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EARLS OF CARLISLE

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 339 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EARLS OF CARLISLE. This English title has been held by two families, being created for James Hay in 1622, and being extinct in that line on the death of his son in 166o, and then being given in 1661 to Charles Howard, and descending to the present day in the Howard family.
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The first Earl of Carlisle was Andrew Harclay, who died and was disinherited in 1323, after he made a peace pact with Bruce of Scotland, which was seen as treason by Edward 2nd. He had previously enjoyed great favour and had fought against the Scots under both Edward 1st and Edward 2nd. His lands were siezed by the king, his knighthood removed and he was hanged, drawn and quartered and his lands given to Antony de Lucy. Therefore the article about the Earls of Carlisle should be referring to the second and third generations of that title, not the first and second.
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