Hugh, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

Hugh, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

Hugh Cecil Lowther (the ‘Yellow Earl’)

Earl from: 1882–1944 (in the reigns of Queen Victoria, Kings Edward VII, George V and George VI)

Lived from: 1857–1944
Sportsman and explorer who donated the original Lonsdale Belts for boxing and founded the Automobile Association (AA). Called the Yellow Earl because he liked the colour, which is why it features in the AA’s livery.

Married: Lady Grace Cicelie Gordon

No children

Succeeded by: Lancelot Edward Lowther (his younger brother)