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William Robert Fitzgerald, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1774 photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Fitzgerald, William Robert, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804), landowner and political reformer, was born on 12 March 1749 at Arlington Place, Piccadilly, London, the second of nineteen children of James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), politician, and his wife, Lady Emily Mary Lennox (1731–1814)...

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Simon de Montfort, eighth earl of Leicester (c. 1208–1265) seal, 1258 The British Library

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Montfort, Simon de, eighth earl of Leicester (c. 1208–1265), magnate and political reformer, was the third son of Simon de Montfort (c.1170–1218), lord of Montfort l'Amaury in the Île-de-France, and of Alice (d. 1221), daughter of Bouchard de Montmorency.