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Somerset [formerly Beaufort], Charles, first earl of Worcesterlocked

(c. 1460–1526)
  • Jonathan Hughes

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Somerset [formerly Beaufort], Charles, first earl of Worcester (c. 1460–1526), courtier and magnate, was the illegitimate son of Henry Beaufort, second duke of Somerset (1436–1464), and his mistress Joan Hill. His mother was still alive in 1493, when Henry VII gave her an annuity. He was thus a cousin both of ...

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