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Bertie, Peregrine, thirteenth Baron Willoughby of Willoughby, Beck, and Eresby (1555–1601), nobleman and soldier, was born on 12 October 1555 in Wesel, Cleves, the only son of Richard Bertie (1517–1582), landowner and religious evangelical, and his wife, Katherine [see Bertie, Katherine, duchess of Suffolk (1519–1580)...

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Devereux, Walter, first earl of Essex (1539–1576), nobleman and adventurer, was born on 16 September 1539 at Chartley, Staffordshire, the eldest son of Sir Richard Devereux and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of George Hastings, first earl of Huntingdon. Sir Richard, who was created a knight of the Order of the Garter on 20 February 1548, died the same year, in the lifetime of his father, ...

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Walter Devereux, first earl of Essex (1539–1576) by unknown artist, 1575? [after original, 1572] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edward Hastings, Baron Hastings of Loughborough (1512x15?15–1572) by unknown artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hastings, Edward, Baron Hastings of Loughborough (1512x15?–1572), nobleman and soldier, was the third son of George Hastings, third Baron Hastings of Hastings and first earl of Huntingdon (1486/7–1544), and Anne Stafford, sister of Edward Stafford, third duke of Buckingham. Anne had previously been the wife of ...

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Hungerford, Walter, first Baron Hungerford (1378–1449), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was the fourth but only surviving son of Sir Thomas Hungerford (d. 1397) of Farleigh Montfort, Somerset, being the elder son of his second marriage, to Joan (...

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Phelip, William, Baron Bardolf (1383/4–1441), nobleman and soldier, was the son and heir of Sir William Phelip of Dennington, Suffolk (d. 1407) and his wife, Juliana, daughter of Sir Robert Erpingham of Erpingham, Norfolk. His early political career was shaped by his close association with his maternal uncle, ...

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Ros, William de, first Lord Ros (c. 1255–1316), nobleman and soldier, was the eldest son of Sir Robert de Ros (d. 1285), lord of Helmsley in Yorkshire, and Isabel (d. 1301), daughter and heir of William d'Aubigny, lord of Belvoir. Styled ...

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Seton, Alexander, first Viscount Kingston (1621–1691), nobleman and soldier, was born at Seton Palace, Haddingtonshire, the fourth but second surviving son of George Seton, third earl of Winton (1584–1650), and his first wife, Lady Anne Hay (d. 1623×5), eldest daughter of Francis Hay, ...

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Vere, Henry de, eighteenth earl of Oxford (1593–1625), nobleman and soldier, was the only surviving son of Edward de Vere, seventeenth earl of Oxford (1550–1604), and his second wife, Elizabeth Trentham (d. 1612/13). He was born on 24 February 1593 at Stoke Newington, Middlesex...