Alan Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland
|Alan Ian Percy|
|The Duke of Northumberland|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Helen Magdalan Gordon-Lennox|
|Noble family||House of Percy|
|Father||Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland|
|Mother||Lady Edith Campbell|
17 April 1880|
|Died||23 August 1930
Percy was a second lieutenant of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), when he was admitted as a second lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards on 24 January 1900. He served as a Captain in the Grenadier Guards during the South African War from 1901 to 1902, obtaining the Queen's Medal. In 1908 he was in the Sudan Campaign, taking part in the operations in Southern Kordofan and gaining the Egyptian medal. For a time he acted as Aide-de-Camp to Earl Grey. During his time as ADC in Canada, he undertook a wager to walk 111 miles from one city to another in three days - despite blizzards and heavy snowfall, he completed the challenge and won the wager. During the First World War he served with the Grenadier Guards, working with the Intelligence Department to provide eyewitness accounts of battles and the front line. Alan's brother Lord William also served during the War: wounded in 1915, he spent the remainder of the War working as a military attorney. Alan Ian was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. He was also appointed Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland. For one year before his death he served as chancellor of the University of Durham, a role his father had also held. From 1922 until his death he financed and directed the Patriot, a radical right-wing weekly which published Nesta Webster and promulgated a mix of anti-communism and anti-semitism.
- Henry George Alan Percy, 9th Duke of Northumberland (15 July 1912 – 21 May 1940)
- Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland (6 April 1914 – 11 October 1988)
- Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy (b. 25 May 1916 – 16 September 2008) married Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton in 1937
- Lady Diana Evelyn Percy (23 November 1917 – 16 June 1978) married John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland in 1939 in Westminster Abbey
- Lord Richard Charles Percy (b. 11 February 1921 – 1989)
- Lord Geoffrey William Percy (b. 8 July 1925 – 1984)
- A Year Ago: Eye-witness's Narrative of the War from March 30th to July 18th, 1915, with E. D. Swinton, Longmans, Green & Co., 1916.
- "The Realities of the Situation," The Patriot, Vol. I, No. 1, February 9, 1922.
- First Jewish Bid For World Power, Reprinted from the Patriot, January, 1930.
- W. H. Mallock, Democracy; being an Abridged Edition of 'The Limits of Pure Democracy', with an introduction by the Duke of Northumberland, Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1924.
- The London Gazette: . 23 January 1900.
- Markku Ruotsila, 'The Antisemitism of the Eighth Duke of Northumberland's the Patriot, 1922-1930', Journal of Contemporary History 39:1 (2004), 71–92
- Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland - Westminster Abbey
- Ruotsila, Markku (2005). "The Catholic Apostolic Church in British Politics," Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol. LVI (1), pp. 75–91.
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