Ralph Neville, fourth Earl of Westmorland
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Ralph Neville, fourth Earl of Westmorland

1498-1549

Nominated 1525

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Inherited the earldom of Westmorland when only one year old. Served Henry at the Field of the Cloth of Gold and other diplomatic occasions. Privy Councillor by 1526. Led military campaigns in the north of the country, both suppressing rebellions and resisting Scottish attempts at invasion.