Duke of Devonshire facts for kids
Duke of Devonshire is a title in the Peerage of England held by members of the aristocratic Cavendish family. This branch of the Cavendish family has been one of the richest and most influential aristocratic families in England since the 16th century, and have been rivalled in political influence perhaps only by the Earls of Derby and the Marquesses of Salisbury.
- Pearson, John. The Serpent and the Stag. Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1984.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
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St Peter's Church, Edensor, Cavendish family plot with the graves of the Dukes of Devonshire
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire briefly Prime Minister between 1756 and 1757.
Chatsworth House, the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Devonshire
Armorial Achievement of the Dukes of Devonshire. Arms: Sable, 3 stags' (or bucks') heads caboshed (or cabossed). Crest: A serpent nowed proper (or vert). Supporters: On either side, a buck (or stag) wreathed (or gorged) about the neck with a chaplet (or garland) of roses proper—but see note! Motto: Cavendo tutus, Safe through caution. NOTE: The stags' head are sometimes given as attired Or; for example, . The garlands should be roses alternately argent and azure (see the preceding, , and the next). At least the 6th duke substituted as a crest a buck statant wreathed as the supporters (see the 1836 Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland, viewable via Google Books).
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