The large industrial population of the town is occupied in the manufacture of lace, which extended hither from Nottingham; there are also railway carriage works.
He was created earl of Nottingham in 1596 and died in 1624.
He went to Nottingham, in the hope of being able to support himself by teaching French and Italian.
In May he defeated a greatly superior royalist force at Grantham, proceeding afterwards to Nottingham in accordance with Essex's plan of penetrating into Yorkshire to relieve the Fairfaxes; where, however, difficulties, arising from jealousies between the officers, and the treachery of John Hotham, whose arrest Cromwell was instrumental in effecting, obliged him to retire again to the association, leaving the Fairfaxes to be defeated at Adwalton Moor.
He died at Holme-Pierrepoint, near Nottingham, on the 9th of December 1683, of smallpox.