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Bambatha ka Mancinza (1865/6–1906), chief and rebel in Natal, was born in 1865 or 1866 in the Umvoti division of the British colony of Natal. He was the son of the chief Mancinza (also called Sobhuza) ka Jangeni (d. 1883) and a daughter of the Chunu chief ...

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Bardolf, Thomas, fifth Baron Bardolf (1369–1408), landowner and rebel, was born at Birling, Kent, on 22 December 1369, the son of William, fourth Baron Bardolf (1349–1386), and his wife, Agnes (d. 1403), the daughter of Michael Poynings, first Lord Poynings (c. 1318–1369)...

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Basset, Gilbert (d. 1241), knight and rebel, was the son and heir of Alan Basset (d. 1232) and his wife, Alice or Alina de Gai (d. 1230), or possibly an earlier wife, Alice de Gray. Alan was probably the youngest of the three sons of ...

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Bodrugan [Trenowith], Sir Henry (c. 1426–1487x1503), landowner and rebel, sometimes called Henry Trenowith, was the son and heir of Sir William Bodrugan of Newham, Cornwall (c.1398–1441), and of Philippa, daughter of Sir John Arundel of Lanherne, Cornwall (fl. 1426–1450). He was descended through his paternal great-grandmother, ...

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Breteuil, Roger de [Roger fitz William], earl of Hereford (fl. 1071–1087), magnate and rebel, was the second son of Earl William fitz Osbern (d. 1071) and Adelize de Tosny. When William fitz Osbern died, William I gave Roger his father's English manors and made him ...

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Douglas, Archibald [nicknamed Bell-the-Cat], fifth earl of Angus (c. 1449–1513), magnate and rebel, was the elder of the two sons of George Douglas, fourth earl of Angus (c. 1417–1463), and his wife, Isabel, daughter of Sir John Sibbald of Balgonie in Fife...

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Douglas, James, ninth earl of Douglas and third earl of Avondale (c. 1425–1491), magnate and rebel, was the second son of James Douglas, seventh earl of Douglas and first earl of Avondale (d. 1443), and Beatrix Sinclair (d. in or before 1463)...

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Eustace, James, third Viscount Baltinglass (1530–1585), nobleman and rebel, was the eldest son and heir of Sir Roland Eustace, later second Viscount Baltinglass (1504–1579), and Joan, daughter of James Butler, Lord Dunboyne. The family had a long and distinguished record of royal service in ...

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Ferrers, Robert de, sixth earl of Derby (c. 1239–1279), magnate and rebel, was the eldest son of William de Ferrers, earl of Derby (c.1200–1254), from his second marriage, to Margaret, elder daughter and coheir of Roger de Quincy, earl of Winchester...

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Fitzgerald, Sir John (c. 1540–1582), rebel and landowner, was the second legitimate son of James fitz John Fitzgerald, thirteenth earl of Desmond (d. 1558), and More or Maud (d. 1548), daughter of Sir Mulroney MacShane O'Carroll, lord of Ely O'Carroll. Fitzgerald spent his formative years learning the intricacies of local politics and warfare with his brother ...

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Fitzgerald, John fitz Edmund (d. 1589), landowner and rebel, was the son of Edmund fitz Maurice Fitzgerald, seneschal of Imokilly, and Shylie, daughter of Mulroney O'Carroll, lord of Ely O'Carroll. He married Honora, daughter of James fitz Maurice Fitzgerald, with whom he had two sons, ...

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Fitzgerald, Thomas [called Silken Thomas], tenth earl of Kildare [known as Lord Offaly] (1513–1537), nobleman and rebel, was born in London, the only son of Gerald Fitzgerald, ninth earl of Kildare (1487–1534), and his first wife, Elizabeth (d. 1517), daughter of ...

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Fitzgibbon, Edmund fitz John, eleventh white knight (c. 1550–1608), chieftain and rebel, was the second of three children of John Oge Fitzgerald, or Fitzgibbon, tenth white knight (d. 1569), and Ellen (d. c.1579), daughter of Patrick Condon. He was born in ...

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Fitzmaurice, Patrick, seventeenth baron of Kerry and Lixnaw (c. 1551–1600), landowner and rebel, was the eldest of five children of Thomas Fitzmaurice, sixteenth baron of Kerry and Lixnaw (c. 1502–1590), landowner and rebel, and his first wife, Margaret (d. c.1564), daughter of ...

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Fitzmaurice, Thomas, sixteenth baron of Kerry and Lixnaw (c. 1502–1590), landowner and rebel, the fourth son of Edmund Fitzmaurice, tenth baron of Kerry and Lixnaw (d. 1543), and his wife, Úna, daughter of Tadhg MacMahon. He was born in co. Kerry, probably at ...

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Robert Fitzwalter (d. 1235) seal matrix, early 13th cent. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Fitzwalter, Robert (d. 1235), magnate and rebel, lord of Dunmow, Essex and Baynard's Castle, London, was the son of Walter fitz Robert and Matilda, daughter of Henry II's justiciar Richard de Lucy. Henry I had granted the honours of Dunmow and Baynard's Castle...

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Hussey, John, Baron Hussey (1465/6–1537), nobleman and alleged rebel, was the elder son of Sir William Hussey (d. 1495), justice, of Sleaford in Lincolnshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Berkeley of Wymondham, Leicestershire. His year of birth is estimated from his age of sixty-three years in 1529. He had a younger brother, ...

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Lakshmi Bai [Lakshmibai], rani of Jhansi (1827/1828–1858), warrior queen in India, was born at Benares, India, probably in late 1827 or early 1828, the only child of Moropant Tambe and his wife, Bhagirathi Bai, a woman versed in Hindu mythology. Her father was an employee of ...

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Lumley, John, fifth Baron Lumley (b. in or before 1492, d. 1545), landowner and rebel, of Lumley, co. Durham, was born in or before 1492, being at least eighteen in 1510. He was the son and heir of Richard Lumley, fourth Baron Lumley...