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Amery, John (1912–1945), traitor, was born on 14 March 1912 at 9 Embankment Gardens, Chelsea, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery (1873–1955), politician, and his wife, Florence Louise Adeliza (Bryddie; 1885–1975), daughter of John Hamar Greenwood...

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Esterhazy, Charles-Marie-Ferdinand [Ferdinand] Walsin- (1847–1923), traitor and exile, was born at 23 rue de Cluny, Paris, on 19 December 1847, the son of Louis-Joseph-Ferdinand Esterhazy (1807–1857), colonel (later general) in the French army, and Marie-Thérèse-Zélie Dequeux de Beauval (1822–1865). His grandfather Jean-Marie-Auguste-Walsin (...

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Charles-Marie-Ferdinand Walsin- Esterhazy (1847–1923) by M. Sabattier, pubd 1898 The Illustrated London News Picture Library

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Fortescue, Sir Adrian (c. 1481–1539), landowner and alleged traitor, was the second son of Sir John Fortescue (d. 1500) of Punsborne, near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and Alice, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn (and great-aunt of Anne Boleyn). Sir John had arranged for ...

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Gaunt, Elizabeth (d. 1685), conspirator and convicted traitor, and her husband, William, were both deeply involved in London whig and dissenting politics in the early 1680s, when they emerge from obscurity. They were residents of the parish of St Mary, Whitechapel, and well known about ...

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Gouzenko, Igor Sergeievich [Igor Sergeyevich Guzenko] (1919–1982), defector from the USSR and author, was born on 26 January 1919 at Rogachovo, near Moscow, the son of Sergey Davidovich Guzenko, and his wife, Praskoviya Vasilyevna Filkova. He was the third son and youngest of four children, and was named after his deceased older brother. His father, a native of ...

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Hamilton, John, second Lord Bargany (c. 1640–1693), nobleman and accused traitor, was the elder son among the seven children of Sir John Hamilton later first Lord Bargany (d. 1658), and his wife, Lady Jean (d. 1669), second daughter of William Douglas, ...

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Heenan, Patrick Stanley Vaughan (1910–1942), army officer and traitor, was born on 29 July 1910 at a small mining town, Reefton, South Island, New Zealand, the illegitimate son of Anne (Annie) Stanley (who was born on 8 December 1882 and outlived her son, dying after August 1946) and an unknown man. Possibly the father was ...

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Howard, Philip [St Philip Howard], thirteenth earl of Arundel (1557–1595), magnate and alleged traitor, was born on 28 June 1557 at Arundel House, the Strand, London, the only child of Thomas Howard, fourth duke of Norfolk (1538–1572), nobleman and courtier, and his first wife, ...

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Philip Howard [St Philip Howard], thirteenth earl of Arundel (1557–1595) by unknown artist reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London