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William Cavendish, first duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (bap. 1593, d. 1676) by Abraham van Diepenbeck [with Bolsover Castle in the background] © Copyright The British Museum

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Cavendish, William, first duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (bap. 1593, d. 1676), writer, patron, and royalist army officer, was born at Handsworth Manor, Yorkshire, and was baptized in the parish on 16 December 1593. He was the second of three children, the first having died in infancy, of ...

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Dowdeswell, William (1760–1828), army officer and art collector, was born on 27 February 1760, the third son of the Right Hon. William Dowdeswell (1721–1775) of Pull Court, near Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1818), youngest daughter of Sir William Codrington, ...

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John Guise (1682/33–1765) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1755–6 Christ Church, Oxford

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Guise, John (1682/3–1765), army officer and art collector, was the son of William Guise (bap. 1652, d. 1683) of Ablode Court, Sandhurst, Gloucestershire (where John was born), professor of oriental languages at Oxford, and his wife, Frances, the daughter and coheir of George Southcote...

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Harris, Tomás Joseph (1908–1964), artist, art dealer, and intelligence officer, was born on 10 April 1908 at 21 Lymington Road, Hampstead, London, the youngest son and sixth of the seven children of Lionel Harris (d. 1943) and his Spanish wife, Enriqueta Rodriguez...

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Peake, Sir Robert (c. 1605–1667), printseller and royalist army officer, was the grandson of Robert Peake (c. 1551–1619), principal painter to Henry, prince of Wales, son of James I, who in 1607 granted him the office of serjeant-painter which he held jointly with ...