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Percy,

family name of dukes and earls of NorthumberlandNorthumberland
, county (1991 pop. 300,600), 2,019 sq mi (5,229 sq km), NE England; administratively, Northumberland is a unitary authority (since 2009). Northernmost of the English counties, it is separated from Scotland by the Cheviot Hills and the Tweed River, and borders on
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. See Northumberland, Algernon Percy, 10th earl ofNorthumberland, Algernon Percy, 10th earl of
, 1602–68, English nobleman. He was created Baron Percy in 1626 and succeeded his father as earl in 1632.
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; Northumberland, Henry Percy, 1st earl ofNorthumberland, Henry Percy, 1st earl of,
1342–1408, English nobleman. He fought in France in the Hundred Years War, became warden of the Scottish Marches, and was a supporter of John Wyclif.
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; Northumberland, Henry Percy, 4th earl ofNorthumberland, Henry Percy, 4th earl of,
1446–89, English nobleman. When his father, the 3d earl, was killed fighting in the Lancastrian army at Towton (1461), he was imprisoned by Edward IV and the earldom
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; Northumberland, Hugh Percy, 2d duke ofNorthumberland, Hugh Percy, 2d duke of,
1742–1817, British general. He fought on the Continent in the Seven Years War and, although he disapproved of the war against the colonists in America, served there
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; Northumberland, Thomas Percy, 7th earl ofNorthumberland, Thomas Percy, 7th earl of,
1528–72, English nobleman. He was the nephew and heir of the childless 6th earl but did not succeed on the latter's death (1537) because his father had been attainted for
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Percy

personification of “sissy.” [Pop. Culture: Misc.]

Percy

1. Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364--1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
2. Thomas. 1729--1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads
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The Ministry of Transport, for some reason, said they were illegal but the authorities capitulated in 1938 and Percy was asked to produce enough cats eyes to line 1,000 miles of road every month.
Percy, 83, a former builder told the Echo: "I still think it has been 60 years because the marriage lience say we were both 23 at the time.
Sarah was joined on her challenge, which took place with the support of the David Lloyds Health Club in Heaton, Newcastle, by a different person each day, including family and friends and colleagues at Percy Hedley.
His father was a journeyman tailor and when Percy was young, his family moved to Little Chestnut Street, Worcester, where he went to the British and St Paul's schools.
The 81-year-old actress, made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list, is set to mark her 13th anniversary with Percy, who is 32 years her junior.
David said: "I was devastated when Percy went missing and did all I could to try and find him.
Walker Percy and his characters do everything in their power to escape the crushing weight of everyday existence.
Percy Haselden was killed fighting with the Liverpool Pals at Guillemont, on July 30, 1916, as part of the Somme offensive.
Percy the rabbit was stolen from her hutch and taken to a party, where she was thrown into a bath.
Percy the Dalmatian pelican has come home to roost at the Redcar attraction and, as one of the world's largest living birds, he is causing quite the commotion.
Shahbaz, seeded three, proved that his victory over the second seed in the semifinal was no fluke and put in a power-packed game in the final to score a thrilling 21-19, 28-26 over top seed Percy Pereira in the final.
The event, staged jointly by Percy Park RFC and Rockliff RFC, featured 270 games played across 18 pitches by 117 teams.

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