- a county in NE England. 1943 sq. mi. (5030 sq. km).
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Melissa is the youngest daughter of the Duke of Northumberland.
The family's estate, Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, doubles as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
Northumberland and Holland were alone in wishing to avert a dissolution.Browning's England
Helen Archibald Clarke
The Earl of Northumberland was at this time the principal minister of the young king.
Northumberland was immediately put upon his trial for treason.
The duke of Northumberland was the first who experienced her savage resentment.Fox's Book of Martyrs
The Northumberland Gazette was published in Sunbury in 1797 or 1798.
- the northernmost county of England, on the North Sea; became a unitary authority in 2009: hilly in the north (the Cheviots) and west (the Pennines), with many Roman remains, notably Hadrian's Wall; shipbuilding, coal mining. Administrative centre: Morpeth. Pop: 310 600 (2007 est). Area: 5032 sq km (1943 sq miles)Abbreviation: Northd
- 1st Duke of, title of John Dudley. 1502–53, English statesman and soldier, who governed England (1549–53) during the minority of Edward VI. His attempt (1553) to gain the throne for his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, led to his execution