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Breton [Britton], Nicholaslocked

(1554/5–c. 1626)
  • Michael G. Brennan


Breton [Britton], Nicholas (1554/5–c. 1626), poet, was the son of William Breton (d. 1559), businessman, and Elizabeth, daughter of John Bacon of Bury St Edmunds. The poet was descended from a branch of the Breton family settled from at least the fourteenth century at ...

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