Edward Foljambe, 5th Earl of Liverpool Noble person

Edward Peter Bertram Savile Foljambe, 5th Earl of Liverpool (born 14 November 1944) is a British peer and Conservative politician. Liverpool is the son of Captain Peter George William Savile Foljambe and Elizabeth Joan Flint. In 1969, at the age of 24, he succeeded his great-uncle as Earl of Liverpool and took his seat in the House of Lords. He was educated at Shrewsbury School. He is now one of the ninety elected hereditary peers who remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act of 1999, and sits on the Conservative benches. Lord Liverpool married, firstly, Lady Juliana Mary Alice Noel, daughter of Anthony Noel, 5th Earl of Gainsborough and Mary Stourton, on 29 January 1970. They were divorced in 1994. He married, secondly, Comtesse Marie-Ange de Pierredon, daughter of GĂ©raud Michel de Pierredon, Comte de Pierredon, on 26 May 1995.

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Date of birth
November 14th, 1944

Noble titles

Noble title From To
Earl of Liverpool

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Hereditary peer


Hereditary peers form part of the Peerage in the United Kingdom. There are over eight hundred peers who hold titles that may be inherited. Formerly, most of them were entitled to sit in the House of Lords, but since the House of Lords Act 1999 was passed, only ninety-two are permitted to do so. Peers are called to the House of Lords with a writ of summons. A hereditary title is not necessarily a title of the peerage. For instance, baronets and baronetesses may pass on their titles, but they are not peers. Conversely, the holder of a non-hereditary title may belong to the peerage, as with life peers. Peerages may be created by means of letters patent, but the granting of new hereditary peerages has dwindled, with only six having been created since 1965.

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