E is for earl

Hugh Lowther, the Yellow Earl, 5th Earl of Lonsdale: show-off, sportsman, self-publicist and public servant, lover and landowner, racehorse owner and cattle rancher, horseman and huntsman, polar explorer, patron and philanthropist.  His fame was greater than that of Queen Victoria herself; his infamy caused her to banish him to trek 3,000 miles to Kodiak in Alaska.  In minus 64 degree temperatures Hugh's strength and fortitude carried him through as others perished.

His epic Arctic journey inspired the Yellow Earl Automaton.