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Hart, John (c. 1501–1574), herald and phonetician, belonged to a family of tenant farmers long settled at Northolt, near London; his father, John Hart, died about 1500. There are no records of his baptism and education, but his writings demonstrate that he was a well-read man, acquainted not only with classical languages, but also with several contemporary vernaculars. He may have spent some time at the ...

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Russell [née Cooke], Elizabeth, Lady Russell [other married name Elizabeth Hoby, Lady Hoby] (1528–1609), linguist and courtier, was the third of five learned daughters of Sir Anthony Cooke (1505/6–1576) of Gidea Hall, Essex, tutor to Edward VI, and his wife, Anne...