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Fitzalan, Richard, third earl of Arundel and eighth earl of Surrey (c. 1313–1376), soldier, diplomat, and royal councillor, known as ‘Copped Hat’, was the son of Edmund Fitzalan, second earl of Arundel (1285–1326), and Alice, sister of John de Warenne, seventh earl of Surrey...

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William Maitland of Lethington (1525x3030–1573) by unknown artist in the collection of Thirlestane Castle Trust

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Maitland, William, of Lethington (1525x30–1573), courtier and diplomat, was the eldest son of Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington (1496–1586), courtier, judge, and writer, and Mary or Mariota Cranstoun (d. 1586), daughter of Sir Thomas Cranstoun of Corsbie. His younger brothers were John Maitland...

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Münchhausen, Gerlach Adolf von, Baron Münchhausen in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1688–1770), politician and diplomat, was born on 5 October 1688 ns in Berlin. He was the third son of Gerlach Heino von Münchhausen (1652–1710), who had been a courtier in ...

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Stuart, Charles, sixth duke of Lennox and third duke of Richmond (1639–1672), courtier and ambassador, was born in London on 7 March 1639, the only son of George Stuart, seigneur d'Aubigny (1618–1642), and Lady Katherine Howard (d. 1650) [see Stuart, Katherine...