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Douglas, William, eighth earl of Douglas and second earl of Avondalelocked

(1424/5–1452)
  • M. H. Brown

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Douglas, William, eighth earl of Douglas and second earl of Avondale (1424/5–1452), magnate, was the eldest son of James Douglas, seventh earl of Douglas and first earl of Avondale, known as the Gross, and Beatrix Sinclair, daughter of Henry, earl of Orkney. An adult when he succeeded his father in 1443, ...

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