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Percy Sheldrake, the Earl of Wordenshire, was one of the United Kingdom's prime superheroes, the Knight. He was a member of the Young Allies and the Batmen of All Nations.


Inspired by the American vigilantes known as Batman and Robin, the Earl of Wondershire and his son decided to emulate them. The Earl adopted the alias of "Knight" and his son became "Squire". Together, they worked as vigilantes in their town and eventually they met their role models, The Dynamic Duo.[1]

New Earth


Percy Sheldrake was saved from certain death by Shining Knight, and became his sidekick, the Squire.

Club of Heroes

Later becoming the Knight in his own right, he joined the Club of Heroes. His career as the Knight is largely unknown. What is known is that his son, Cyril, took his old identity as the Squire and served as his sidekick.


Percy Sheldrake was eventually killed by his nemesis, Springheeled Jack, who forced him to swallow a bomb. After his death, his son took up the identity of the Knight.[2]

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  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and no longer apply.



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