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Bowes, Sir George (1517–1545), soldier and rebel, was a posthumous son of the landowner Sir Ralph Bowes (c.1455–1516) and Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Clifford, Lord Clifford. His wardship was sold to William Eure, Lord Eure, whose daughter Muriel he married. The couple had three daughters: ...

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Bowes, Sir Robert (1493?–1555), soldier, lawyer, and rebel, was the second surviving son of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam, co. Durham (d. 1512), and Marjorie (d. 1524), daughter and coheir of Sir Richard Conyers of South Cowton, North Riding of Yorkshire...

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See Campsie, John

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Darcy, Thomas, Baron Darcy of Darcy (b. in or before 1467, d. 1537), soldier and rebel, was born before May 1467, being over twenty-one in May 1488. He was the son of Sir William Darcy (c. 1454–1488) [see under Darcy family (per. c. 1284-1488)...

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Gurdun [Gurdon], Sir Adam (c. 1220–1305), soldier and rebel, was the son of Adam Gurdun, a minor landowner and tenant by serjeanty in Hampshire, and his wife, Amiria. A minor when his father died, about 1231, Adam had probably come of age by 1241. In the following year he went with ...

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See MacDonald, Angus, of Dunyvaig and the Glens

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Manley, John (c. 1622–1699), parliamentarian army officer and rebel, came from a minor gentry family seated at Brynyffynnon, Wrexham, Denbighshire. He was the third son of Cornelius Manley, who died in 1623 while John was an infant. John's inheritance was a mere £30...

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Oldcastle, John, Baron Cobham (d. 1417), soldier, heretic, and rebel, came from a Herefordshire family that emerged in the fourteenth century.

Oldcastle's great-grandfather Peter is the earliest recorded member of his family, and his grandfather, another John, represented the shire in parliament in 1368 and 1372. His father, ...

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Wyatt, Sir Thomas (b. in or before 1521, d. 1554), soldier and rebel, was born in or before 1521, being of age in 1542, and was the only surviving son of Sir Thomas Wyatt (c. 1503–1542), courtier and poet, of Allington Castle, Kent...

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Sir Thomas Wyatt (b. in or before 1521, d. 1554) by unknown artist, c. 1550 © National Portrait Gallery, London