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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 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.
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Rather than launching an ad campaign in places like Cleveland, Erie, Pa., Toronto, or Rochester, touting Niagara Falls as the ideal place for a weekend getaway or a great family vacation, Percy decided to advertise strictly in Niagara County.
"Off the top of my head, I made up Percy Jackson and told Haley all about his quest to recover Zeus' lightning bolt in modern-day America.
Three year after the release of the first installment, the successful teen adventure is set to return to theaters on August 16, with teen heartthrob Logan Lerman, who plays as demigod Percy Jackson, bringing along a lot of friends--some old and some new.
Percy and Simpson are favourites after winning the class in Beijing - but the pair had to pull out of last year's World Championships in Perth while in the lead after Percy injured his back.
TO THOSE AMONG US WHO HAVE BEEN BROADLY FOLLOWING RECENT commentary on the issue of the sexual preferences of novelist Walker Percy's famous "uncle," the first question that will probably come to mind as we open the pages of Benjamin Wise's William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter & Sexual Freethinker will be: did the author have access to the store of relevant letters still held by the family and tantalizingly dangled before an earlier biographer?
QUITE a mouthful for a kiddie flick title, honestly -- Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief .
Although, Percy, like Harry, is a young boy who discovers he has special powers and uses them to go on a mission to defeat evil the filmmaker says there is a key difference.

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