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Encyclopedia > Charles Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

Charles Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (3 August 1791 - 21 October 1860) was an English politician and a prominent Conservative. He served on Wellington's staff in the Peninsular War (styled as the Earl of March), being at the same time Member of Parliament for Chichester. He was afterwards a vehement opponent in the House of Lords of Roman Catholic emancipation, and at a later date a leader of the opposition to Peel's free trade policy. In 1836, on inheriting the estates of his maternal uncle, the fifth and last Duke of Gordon, he assumed the name of Gordon before that of Lennox.



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Charles Lennox
Duke of Richmond and Lennox Followed by:
Charles Gordon_Lennox







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Earls and dukes of Richmond - LoveToKnow 1911 (1549 words)
From 1414 to 1435 the earldom of Richmond was held by John Plantagenet, duke of Bedford, and in 1453 it was conferred on Edmund Tudor, uterine brother to King Henry VI., whose.
His son Charles, 2nd duke (1701-1750), added to the titles he inherited from his father that of duke of Aubigny in France, to which he succeeded in 1 734 on the death of his grandmother the duchess of Portsmouth; and all these honours are still held by his descendant the present duke of Richmond.
Charles, 3rd duke of Richmond (1735-1806), was one of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, being chiefly famous for his advanced views on the question of parliamentary reform.
Lennox - LoveToKnow 1911 (1473 words)
LENNOX, a name given to a large district in Dumbartonshire and Stirlingshire, which was erected into an earldom in the latter half of the 12th century.
James, the eldest son and 4th duke of Lennox, was created duke of Richmond in 1641, being like his brother a devoted adherent of Charles I.
The wife of the last, Lady Charlotte Gordon, as heir of her brother brought the ancient estates of her family to the Lennoxes; the additional name of Gordon being taken by the 5th duke of Richmond and of Lennox on the death of his uncle, the 5th duke of Gordon.
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