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Acworth, George (1534–1581x6), administrator and scholar, was born in London in 1534, the son of Thomas Acworth, a merchant taylor of London, and his wife, Anne. Thomas came from Bedfordshire, where his father, also named George, had been elected knight of the shire for that county in 1529. During his youth ...

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Cranmer, George (1564–1600), administrator and scholar, was born in Kent, the eldest son of Thomas Cranmer (d. in or after 1600) and his wife, Anne Carpenter. Thomas was the son of Edmund Cranmer, archdeacon of Canterbury, and the nephew of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer...

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Gowers, Sir Ernest Arthur (1880–1966), public servant and writer of reference works, was born in London on 2 June 1880, the younger of the two sons among the four children of Sir William Richard Gowers (1845–1915), physician, and his wife, Mary (d...

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Harvey, Sir (Henry) Paul (1869–1948), civil servant and writer of reference books, was born on 1 October 1869 in Paris, France, the son of Henri Joseph François de Triqueti, baron de Triqueti (1804–1874), a respected French sculptor, whose commissions included the cenotaph of ...

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Pace, Richard (1483?–1536), diplomat, humanist, and administrator, was probably born in Winchester, Hampshire, in 1483, of parents whose identity is unknown. The Pace family were probably members of the minor gentry. Few details of Pace's early life are known, apart from those revealed in his ...

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Prise, Sir John [Syr Siôn ap Rhys] (1501/2–1555), administrator and scholar, was born between 12 October 1501 and 11 October 1502, the son of Rhys ap Gwilym ap Llywelyn of Brecon and Gwenllian, daughter of Hywel ap Madog. After study at Oxford University...

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Thomas, William (d. 1554), scholar, administrator, and alleged traitor, was of unknown parentage but almost certainly of Welsh descent. On 1 February 1552 a William Thomas received a grant of arms in which he was described as a gentleman from Llantomas, the seat of the ...

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Tiptoft [Tibetot], John, first earl of Worcester (1427–1470), administrator and humanist, was the only son of John Tiptoft, first Baron Tiptoft (c. 1378–1443), and his second wife, Joyce (c.1403–1446), younger daughter of Edward Charlton, fifth Baron Charlton of Powys (d...

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Wilson, Thomas (1523/4–1581), humanist and administrator, was born between August 1523 and January 1524, the eldest of five sons of Thomas Wilson (d. 1551), yeoman farmer, of Strubby, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter and heir of Roger Cumberworth of Cumberworth, Lincolnshire...

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Thomas Wilson (1523/44–1581) by unknown artist, 1575 © National Portrait Gallery, London