Thursday, February 10, 2005

Devonshire, William Cavendish, 1st Earl Of, Baron Cavendish Of Hardwick

The son of Sir William Cavendish and his third wife, Elizabeth Hardwick (afterward the Countess of Shrewsbury), the young Cavendish was educated at Eton College and Gray's Inn and was knighted in 1580 and created a baron in 1605. In 1608 he inherited a rich estate from his mother and later became

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