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Topcliffe, Richardlocked

(1531–1604)
  • William Richardson

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Topcliffe, Richard (1531–1604), interrogator and torturer, was born on 14 November 1531, the eldest son of Robert Topcliffe of Somerby, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Thomas, third Baron Burgh of Gainsborough. Orphaned at twelve, Topcliffe's wardship was granted to his uncle ...

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