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Henry Arundell, third Baron Arundell of Wardour (bap. 1608, d. 1694) attrib. John Michael Wright, 1660s [The Crucifixion with … Lord Arundell and his Wife, Cicely Compton, at the Foot of the Cross] Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Arundell, Henry, third Baron Arundell of Wardour (bap. 1608, d. 1694), royalist army officer and politician, was baptized on 23 February 1608 at St Andrew's, Holborn, London. He was the only son of Thomas Arundell, second Baron Arundell of Wardour (c. 1586–1643) [...

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Barnewall, Nicholas, third Viscount Barnewall of Kingsland (1668–1725), politician and army officer, was born on 15 April 1668, probably at the family seat, Turvey, in the parish of Donabate, co. Dublin, the son of Henry Barnewall, second Viscount Barnewall of Kingsland (d...

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Beauchamp, Sir Walter (d. 1430), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was probably the second son of Sir John Beauchamp of Powick, Worcestershire, and his wife, Elizabeth. First recorded in 1392 as retained by Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester...

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Dillon, Arthur, Jacobite Earl Dillon (1670–1733), Jacobite army officer and politician, was born in co. Roscommon, the third, but second surviving, of six sons of Theobald, seventh Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen (d. 1691), of Loughglinn, co. Roscommon, and Mary (d. 1691)...

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Fraser, Sir Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph (1918–1984), soldier and politician, was born on 23 January 1918 in Westminster, the third of five children and younger son of Simon Joseph Fraser (1871–1933), soldier, the fourteenth (sometimes reckoned sixteenth) Lord Lovat, of Beaufort Castle, Beauly, Inverness-shire...

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Gildesburgh, Sir John (c. 1331–1389), soldier and speaker of the House of Commons, was related to John Gildesburgh (d. 1349), a London fishmonger of illegitimate birth, and to Peter Gildesburgh, a prominent official in the employment of Edward, the Black Prince, but his parentage is unknown. After schooling at ...

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Howard, Charles, first earl of Carlisle (1628–1685), army officer and politician, was born on 4 February 1628, the second son and eventual heir of Sir William Howard (c.1602–1643), of Naworth, Cumberland, and Mary (bap. 1602, d. 1638), eldest daughter of ...

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Howard, John, first duke of Norfolk (d. 1485), soldier and member of parliament, was the only son and heir of Robert Howard (d. 1436) and Margaret (d. 1459), daughter of Thomas (I) Mowbray, first duke of Norfolk (d. 1399), and eventual coheir 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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MacCarthy, Donough, first earl of Clancarty (1594–1665), politician and army officer, was the second son of the staunchly Catholic Charles MacCarthy, first Viscount Muskerry (d. 1640), and Margaret, daughter of Donough O'Brien, fourth earl of Thomond. With the death of his elder brother, ...

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MacDonagh, Terence (d. 1713), army officer, lawyer, and politician, was born in Creevagh, Kilmactranny, co. Sligo, the second son of Terence (Turlough) MacDonagh (fl. 1640–1656), administrator, of Creevagh, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Tadhg Ó hUigínn (Higgins) of co. Sligo. This branch of the ...

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MacDonnell, Alexander, third earl of Antrim (1615–1699), army officer and politician, was the younger son of Randal MacDonnell, Viscount Dunluce and first earl of Antrim (d. 1636), and Alice O'Neill (d. c.1664), and heir to his elder brother, Randal MacDonnell, first marquess of Antrim...

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Maclean, Sir Fitzroy Hew Royle, first baronet (1911–1996), army officer and politician, was born in Cairo on 11 March 1911, the only son of Major Charles Wilberforce Maclean (b. 1875) and his wife, Frances Elaine, née Royle (d. 1954). The name ...

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Sir Fitzroy Hew Royle Maclean, first baronet (1911–1996) by Elliott & Fry, 1954 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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O'Brien, Daniel, first Viscount Clare (1577?–1663), politician and soldier, was the third and youngest son of Conor O'Brien, third earl of Thomond (c. 1535–1581), and his second wife, Úna (Owyne; d. 1589), daughter of Turlough Mac I Brien Arra of co. Tipperary...

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O'Connell, Morgan (1804–1885), soldier and politician, second son of Daniel O'Connell (1775–1847) and his wife, Mary (1778–1836), was born in Tralee, co. Kerry, on 31 October 1804. Together with his elder brother, Maurice, he was a student at the Jesuit Clongowes Wood College...

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O'Higgins [formerly Higgins], Thomas Francis (1889–1953), medical officer, army officer, and politician in Ireland, was born on 20 November 1889 in Stradbally, Queen's county (later co. Laois), Ireland, the second son of the sixteen children of Thomas Francis Higgins (d. 1923)...

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O'Reilly, Myles William Patrick (1825–1880), soldier and politician, was born in Dublin, the son of William O'Reilly of Knock Abbey, co. Louth, and Margaret, daughter of Dowell O'Reilly of The Heath, Queen's county. He was educated at St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, near Durham...

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Plunket, Christopher, second earl of Fingall (d. 1649), politician and soldier, was the eldest son of Lucas Plunket (Lucas Môr), first earl of Fingall (1589–1637), and his second wife, Susanna (d. 1623), fifth daughter of Edward, first Baron Brabazon, whom he married in 1611. ...