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Crofts, Elizabeth (b. c. 1535), impostor, is of unknown origins. Nothing is known of her before 1554, when she was involved in a cause célèbre that led to her being accused of attempting to undermine the church and the crown. The episode is reported in both Catholic and protestant sources, with no significant variation in detail. On 14 March that year, aged about eighteen, ...

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Lisle, Lady Alice [née Alice Beconsawe] (c. 1614–1685), supposed traitor, was born at Moyles Court, Ellingham, Hampshire, the second daughter of Sir White Beconshaw (or Beconsawe; d. 1638), a local landowner and ship money sheriff for Hampshire. Her mother's identity is unknown. ...