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Pace, Richard (1483?–1536), diplomat, humanist, and administrator, was probably born in Winchester, Hampshire, in 1483, of parents whose identity is unknown. The Pace family were probably members of the minor gentry. Few details of Pace's early life are known, apart from those revealed in his ...

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Tiptoft [Tibetot], John, first earl of Worcester (1427–1470), administrator and humanist, was the only son of John Tiptoft, first Baron Tiptoft (c. 1378–1443), and his second wife, Joyce (c.1403–1446), younger daughter of Edward Charlton, fifth Baron Charlton of Powys (d...

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Wilson, Thomas (1523/4–1581), humanist and administrator, was born between August 1523 and January 1524, the eldest of five sons of Thomas Wilson (d. 1551), yeoman farmer, of Strubby, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter and heir of Roger Cumberworth of Cumberworth, Lincolnshire...

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Thomas Wilson (1523/44–1581) by unknown artist, 1575 © National Portrait Gallery, London