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Arms of the Earl Spencer

Earl Spencer is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain that was created on 1 November 1765, along with the title Viscount Althorp, of Althorp in the County of Northamptonshire, for John Spencer, 1st Viscount Spencer, a great-grandson of the 1st Duke of Marlborough. He had been created Viscount Spencer, of Althorp in the County of Northamptonshire and Baron Spencer of Althorp, of Althorp in the County of Northamptonshire, on 3 April 1761.

The future 6th Earl Spencer was created Viscount Althorp, of Great Brington in the County of Northamptonshire, on 19 December 1905 in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

The courtesy title of the eldest son and heir of the Earl Spencer is Viscount Althorp.

The family seat is Althorp in Northamptonshire. The family estate includes significant land holdings in other parts of the country, including the village of North Creake in Norfolk.

Diana, Princess of Wales, was the youngest daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer.


Viscounts Spencer (1761)

Earls Spencer (1765)

The Heir Apparent is the present holder's son Louis Frederick John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (b. 1994)

Further reading

  • Spencer, Charles. The Spencers: A Personal History of an English Family. St. Martin’s Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0312266493.

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