Earl of Wessex

The title Earl of Wessex has been created twice in British history, once in the pre-Conquest Anglo-Saxon nobility of England and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The region of Wessex (the "West Saxons'), in the south and southwest of England, had been one of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy), whose expansion in the tenth century created a united Kingdom of England.

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Earl Of Wessex - Second Creation (current)
... Earldom of Wessex Creation date 19 June 1999 Created by Elizabeth II Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom First holder The Prince Edward Present holder The Prince ... in centuries to be specifically created an earl, rather than a duke ... that he was drawn to the historic title Earl of Wessex after watching the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, in which a character with that title is played by Colin ...
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