- Robert, 1st Earl of Leicester,1532?–88, British statesman and favorite of Queen Elizabeth.
- Thomas,1576–1653, English governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1634–35, 1640–41, 1645–46, 1650–51.
- a borough in West Midlands, central England, near Birmingham.
- a male given name: from an Old English placename meaning “dry field.”
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- a town in W central England, in Dudley unitary authority, West Midlands: wrought-iron industry. Pop: 194 919 (2001)
- a unitary authority in W central England, in West Midlands. Pop: 304 800 (2003 est). Area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)
- Robert. See (Earl of) Leicester
- a city in central England, in Leicester unitary authority, on the River Soar: administrative centre of Leicestershire: Roman remains and a ruined Norman castle; two universities (1957, 1992); light engineering, hosiery, and footwear industries. Pop: 283 900 (2003 est)
- a unitary authority in central England, in Leicestershire. Pop: 330 574 (2001). Area: 73 sq km (28 sq miles)
- short for Leicestershire
- a breed of sheep with long wool, originally from Leicestershire
- a fairly mild dark orange whole-milk cheese, similar to Cheddar
- Earl of. title of Robert Dudley. ?1532–88, English courtier; favourite of Elizabeth I. He led an unsuccessful expedition to the Netherlands (1585–87)
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Word Origin and History for first earl of leicester
Ligera ceaster (early 10c.) "Roman Town of the People Called Ligore," a tribal name, of unknown origin. For second element, see Chester.
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