Ironically, the Earldom
of Harewood, which Dow claimed as his eventual inheritance, was also a product of reinvention.
Only the king, it was accepted, could create an earldom
from scratch and, after Stephen's reign, kings were understandably reluctant to do so.
He had to react quickly to avoid injury when Earldom
battled to escape from the stalls before being withdrawn from the maiden, but came back a race later to partner Izzet Muzzy to a wide-margin win in the six-furlong handicap.
Camden noted that Montgomery was granted more lands than any of the others and built castles at Montgomery, Ludlow, and Shrewsbury,  and that Hugh Lupus was given the county palatine and earldom
of Chester to rule as freely by his sword as the Conqueror by his crown (Hh 4v).
While the greeting to Harold is readily explained by the annexation of Herefordshire to his earldom
of Wessex after 1057, the identity of bishop 'Begard' is a puzzle.
Wriothesley succeeded to his father's earldom
In The American Claimant, one of his less satisfying novels, Twain showed Sellers aspiring to an English earldom
Both her children do not hold royal titles because they are descendants of the female line and because Mark Phillips declined the offer of an earldom
when he married Princess Anne.
Bingham has described his court bid as "closure" and said he wanted to be able to pass the earldom
to a future son.
When he received the earldom
which was then the customary reward for former PMs he took the title Earl of Stockton.
In a ceremony with many historic echoes, which was directed largely by the Constable of the Castle, Lord Snowdon, the Queen invested her son with the Insignia of his Principality and Earldom
of Chester: a sword, coronet, mantle, gold ring and gold rod.
The prince has a veto over Bills affecting the Duchy of Cornwall, Earldom
of Chester and Principality of Wales under ancient royal and parliamentary rules.