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Cooper, Anthony Ashley, first earl of Shaftesburylocked

(1621–1683)
  • Tim Harris

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Cooper, Anthony Ashley, first earl of Shaftesbury (1621–1683), politician, was born shortly after 3 a.m. on 22 July 1621 at the house of his grandfather Sir Anthony Ashley, baronet, in Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, 'the eldest child then living' (Christie, vol. 1, appx 2, p. xxv...

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