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Buyer of aristocratic title revealed

The buyer of an ancient aristocratic title has been revealed as a top university professor.

A mystery man bought the Lord of Bowland title, which dates back over 1,000 years, last month.

The Manorial Society has now revealed the buyer is a 49-year-old Cambridge University professor who specialises in the history of Lancashire, its place names and dialects and has ancestral links to the Forest of Bowland.

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