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Benolt, Thomas (d. 1534), herald and diplomat, may have been born at Rouen; his mother's maiden name was Meautis, but his father's identity is not known. It was with Calais, however, that the family had its strongest links; Benolt is generally thought to have been a native of ...

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Dethick, Sir Gilbert (1499/1500–1584), herald and diplomat, was the grandson of Robert Derrick (d. 1525) of the king's armoury at Greenwich, a German armourer brought to England by Erasmus Kyrkener, and Agatha, daughter of Matthis Leyendecker, a barber of Aachen. His grandparents had three sons, ...

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Machado, Roger [Ruy] (d. 1510), diplomat and herald, was probably of Portuguese extraction and may have lived among the Portuguese merchants at Bruges in 1455.

Machado first appears as Leicester herald on missions to the Low Countries in 1478 or 1479 and in 1480. He was possibly the Leicester herald present at the marriage of ...

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Spithovius [Spithoff], Johannes (d. 1563), royal tutor and diplomat, was born in or near Münster, in Westphalia, and maintained the alias Monasteriensis, though he generally identified himself with the Low Countries. He signed his name most frequently in Latin; his Danish name was ...

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Sir Peter Young (1544–1628) by unknown artist © Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Young, Sir Peter (1544–1628), royal tutor and diplomat, was born on 15 August 1544 at Dundee, the second son of John Young (b. 1497), burgess of Edinburgh and Dundee, and Margaret, daughter of Walter Scrymgeour of Glasswell. John Young's third son, Alexander...