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William Brooke, tenth Baron Cobham (1527–1597) attrib. the Master of the Countess of Warwick, 1567 [with his second wife, Frances Newton (right), six of their children, and Frances's sister Johanna (left)] reproduced by permission of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, Great Britain

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Brooke, William, tenth Baron Cobham (1527–1597), nobleman and diplomat, was born on 1 November 1527, the eldest of seven surviving sons (there were also four daughters) of George Brooke, ninth Baron Cobham (c. 1497–1558), soldier and landowner, and his wife, Anne (c...

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See Brydges, Edmund, second Baron Chandos

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William Douglas, seventh earl of Morton (1582–1648) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Douglas, William, seventh earl of Morton (1582–1648), politician and nobleman, was the son of Robert Douglas of Lochleven (d. 1585) and Jean Lyon (d. 1608×10), daughter of John Lyon, eighth Lord Glamis (c. 1544–1578). Following his father's death in March 1585 his mother married ...

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Henry Herbert, second earl of Pembroke (b. in or after 1538, d. 1601) by unknown artist, c. 1590 © National Museums and Galleries of Wales

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Herbert, Henry, second earl of Pembroke (b. in or after 1538, d. 1601), nobleman and administrator, was the elder son of William Herbert, first earl of Pembroke (1506/7–1570), and his first wife, Anne Herbert (b. before 1514, d. 1552) [see under Herbert, William (1506/7-1570)...

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Norris, Francis, earl of Berkshire (1579–1622), nobleman and politician, was born on 6 July 1579 at Wytham, Berkshire, son of Sir William Norris (d. 1579) and Elizabeth, née Morrison (d. 1611). He was the grandson of Henry Norris, first Baron Norris...

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Rich, Robert, first earl of Warwick (1559?–1619), nobleman and politician, was the second son of Robert Rich, second Baron Rich (c.1537–1581), and his wife, Elizabeth Baldry (d. 1591). He was baptized in early January 1560. His accession to the ...

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Charlotte Stanley, countess of Derby (1599–1664) by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1632 [as Minerva] Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine, was born at the château of Thouars, Poitou, in France, in early December 1599, the second child and eldest daughter of Claude de La Trémoille, duc de Thouars...

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See West, Thomas, eighth Baron West and ninth Baron de la Warr