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Sir Ambrose Cave (c. 1503–1568) by unknown artist Stanford Hall. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Cave, Sir Ambrose (c. 1503–1568), knight of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem and administrator, was the fourth or fifth son of Richard Cave (d. 1542) of Stanford, Northamptonshire, and his second wife, Margaret, daughter of John Saxby of Northampton. He satisfied the criteria of nobility of birth necessary for admission as a knight of the English ...