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Cromwell [née Bourchier], Elizabeth (1598–1665), lady protectress of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of Oliver Cromwell, was one of twelve children of Sir James Bourchier (c.1574–1635), merchant and furrier, and his wife, Frances, daughter of Thomas Crane of Newton Tony, Wiltshire...

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Cromwell, Oliver (1599–1658), lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was the second son of Robert Cromwell (d. 1617) and his wife, Elizabeth Steward (d. 1654); he was born in Huntingdon on 25 April 1599 and was baptized in St John's Church...

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Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) by Samuel Cooper, c. 1650 in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT

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Cromwell, Richard (1626–1712), lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born in Huntingdon on 4 October 1626 and baptized at St John's Church on 19 October, the fourth of nine children and the third of five sons of Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658), lord protector, and his wife, ...

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Richard Cromwell (1626–1712) by unknown artist, c. 1650–55 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Douglas, James, fourth earl of Morton (c. 1516–1581), regent and chancellor of Scotland, was the second son of Sir George Douglas, master of Angus (1490?–1552), of Pittendreich, near Elgin, Moray, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. c.1560), only daughter of David Douglas...

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James Douglas, fourth earl of Morton (c. 1516–1581) attrib. Arnold Bronckorst, c. 1580 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Erskine, John, seventeenth or first earl of Mar (d. 1572), magnate and regent of Scotland, was the third born but eldest surviving son of John, fifth Lord Erskine (d. 1555) and his wife, Margaret Campbell, daughter of the second earl of Argyll...

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Mary (1515–1560) by Corneille de Lyon Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Mary [Mary of Guise] (1515–1560), queen of Scots, consort of James V, and regent of Scotland, was the eldest of the twelve children of Claude, first duc de Guise (1496–1550), and his wife, Antoinette de Bourbon (1493–1583), daughter of François, third comte de Vendôme...