Talk:Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland
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Deafness and Speech Impediment
This article states Percy had a speech impediment and slight deafness, but I can't find any references to support that claim. Can anyone find anything? Thanks. Newfoundlandguy (talk) 15:38, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
The sentences about Harriot's stay at Sion House are too ambiguously phrased... it is difficult to tell whether the "he" in those sentences is meant to be Harriot (in which case the information belongs in an article about him) or Northumberland. If it is indeed Harriot, a better way to put this would be "While at Syon House, Harriot did some of the scientific work which has preserved his fame." or something like that. Since I'm not sure which the original author meant, I'm not going to edit, but I hope someone who knows will come by.
184.108.40.206 19:03, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
This page appears to have been vandalised - I am going to read up on how to clear up vandalism and fix it, but that may take a while - so if anyone gets here first and knows how to do it please go ahead. Athosfolk 15:03, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Have reverted the page to the previous sensible version. --Athosfolk 15:32, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
The widely repeated sobriquet "Wizard Earl" seems to be an invention of Sidney Lee, the editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. Unless I've made a mistake he is not called that in any of the cited as authorities for the article. Similarly a google book search for "Wizard Earl" and does not seem to pick up any primary sources for that nickname, only books that probably got their material from the DNB article in the first place.
However he is called "Henry the Wizard" in Izaac Walton's The lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:33, 17 August 2012 (UTC)