Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Protestant Duke of Norfolk

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The Dukes of Norfolk, who hold the the oldest earldom and dukedom in England, are the Earls Marshal and lead peers into House of Lords to take their seats but being Catholic before 1829 had to stop at the entrance to the House. The eleventh Duke of Norfolk (1746–1815) decided that he had led such a wicked life that he was sure to go to hell and therefore became a Protestant so he could take his seat.

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