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Amery, John (1912–1945), traitor, was born on 14 March 1912 at 9 Embankment Gardens, Chelsea, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery (1873–1955), politician, and his wife, Florence Louise Adeliza (Bryddie; 1885–1975), daughter of John Hamar Greenwood...

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Charles-Marie-Ferdinand Walsin- Esterhazy (1847–1923) by M. Sabattier, pubd 1898 The Illustrated London News Picture Library

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Esterhazy, Charles-Marie-Ferdinand [Ferdinand] Walsin- (1847–1923), traitor and exile, was born at 23 rue de Cluny, Paris, on 19 December 1847, the son of Louis-Joseph-Ferdinand Esterhazy (1807–1857), colonel (later general) in the French army, and Marie-Thérèse-Zélie Dequeux de Beauval (1822–1865). His grandfather Jean-Marie-Auguste-Walsin (...

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Fortescue, Sir Adrian (c. 1481–1539), landowner and alleged traitor, was the second son of Sir John Fortescue (d. 1500) of Punsborne, near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and Alice, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn (and great-aunt of Anne Boleyn). Sir John had arranged for ...

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Gaunt, Elizabeth (d. 1685), conspirator and convicted traitor, and her husband, William, were both deeply involved in London whig and dissenting politics in the early 1680s, when they emerge from obscurity. They were residents of the parish of St Mary, Whitechapel, and well known about ...

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Gouzenko, Igor Sergeievich [Igor Sergeyevich Guzenko] (1919–1982), defector from the USSR and author, was born on 26 January 1919 at Rogachovo, near Moscow, the son of Sergey Davidovich Guzenko, and his wife, Praskoviya Vasilyevna Filkova. He was the third son and youngest of four children, and was named after his deceased older brother. His father, a native of ...

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Hamilton, John, second Lord Bargany (c. 1640–1693), nobleman and accused traitor, was the elder son among the seven children of Sir John Hamilton later first Lord Bargany (d. 1658), and his wife, Lady Jean (d. 1669), second daughter of William Douglas, ...

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Heenan, Patrick Stanley Vaughan (1910–1942), army officer and traitor, was born on 29 July 1910 at a small mining town, Reefton, South Island, New Zealand, the illegitimate son of Anne (Annie) Stanley (who was born on 8 December 1882 and outlived her son, dying after August 1946) and an unknown man. Possibly the father was ...

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Philip Howard [St Philip Howard], thirteenth earl of Arundel (1557–1595) by unknown artist reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Howard, Philip [St Philip Howard], thirteenth earl of Arundel (1557–1595), magnate and alleged traitor, was born on 28 June 1557 at Arundel House, the Strand, London, the only child of Thomas Howard, fourth duke of Norfolk (1538–1572), nobleman and courtier, and his first wife, ...

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Hungerford, Walter, Baron Hungerford of Heytesbury (1503–1540), alleged traitor, was the only child of Sir Edward Hungerford (d. 1522) of Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, and his first wife, Jane, daughter of John, Lord Zouche, of Harringworth. He married first Susan, daughter of Sir John Danvers...

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William Brooke Joyce [Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946) by unknown photographer, c. 1942 Getty Images

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Joyce, William Brooke [known as Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946), fascist and propaganda broadcaster, was born on 24 April 1906 at 1377 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, the first of three sons of Michael Francis Joyce (1869/70–1941), builder and contractor, originally of co. Mayo, Ireland...

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Lisle, Lady Alice [née Alice Beconsawe] (c. 1614–1685), supposed traitor, was born at Moyles Court, Ellingham, Hampshire, the second daughter of Sir White Beconshaw (or Beconsawe; d. 1638), a local landowner and ship money sheriff for Hampshire. Her mother's identity is unknown. ...

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Murray, Sir John, of Broughton, baronet [called Secretary Murray, Mr Evidence Murray] (1714/15?–1777), Jacobite agent and alleged traitor, the younger son of Sir David Murray, baronet, and Margaret, widow of Thomas Scott of Whitside and daughter of Sir John Scott of ...

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Ogilvy, John [known as Pourie Ogilvy] (fl. 1587–1601), adventurer, was the son of Gilbert Ogilvy of Pourie (d. 1601). His sister, Anne Ogilvy, married on 30 November 1587 Sir Thomas Erskine, a gentleman of the bedchamber of James VI and later ...

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Paget, Thomas, fourth Baron Paget (c. 1544–1590), Roman Catholic layman and exile, was the second son of William Paget, first Baron Paget, the noted Tudor statesman (1505/6–1563), and Anne, Lady Paget (d. 1587), the daughter of Henry Preston. He matriculated as a fellow-commoner of ...

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Peacham, Edmund (1553/4–1616), Church of England clergyman and traitor, was born in Barton, Northamptonshire. Nothing is known about his parents or early life. He matriculated at the age of twenty-one as a sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge, in June 1575. He was ordained deacon in ...

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Peltier, Jean-Gabriel (bap. 1760, d. 1825), journalist and political exile, was baptized on 21 October 1760 in the church of St Pierre, Gonnord, in the French province of Anjou, the eldest surviving son of Jean Peltier (c.1734–1803), a merchant and slave trader, and his first wife, ...

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Pole, Henry, Baron Montagu (1492–1539), nobleman and convicted traitor, was the eldest son of Sir Richard Pole (1458/9–1504) [see under Pole, Margaret] and his wife, Margaret Plantagenet (1473–1541) [see Pole, Margaret], daughter of George, duke of Clarence, and later ...