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Barlow, Joel (1754–1812), poet and diplomatist, was born on 24 March 1754 at Redding, Connecticut, the fourth child of Samuel Barlow, farmer, and his second wife, Esther Hull. For several generations the Barlow family maintained a reputation as respectable farmers in America, and ...

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Fane, Julian Henry Charles (1827–1870), diplomatist and poet, fifth (but fourth surviving) son of John Fane, eleventh earl of Westmorland (1784–1859), and his wife, Priscilla Anne Fane, née Wellesley-Pole, countess of Westmorland (1793–1879), was born on 10 October 1827 at Florence, where his father was minister. He was educated at ...

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Harrison, William (1685–1713), poet and diplomat, was born in the parish of St Cross, Winchester, the son of Dorothy and William Harrison (d. 1694), rector of Cheriton, Hampshire, from 1672 until his death. He attended nearby Winchester College in 1698 and subsequently ...

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Prior, Matthew (1664–1721), poet and diplomat, was born in Stephen's Alley, Westminster, on either 21 or 23 July 1664, the son of Elizabeth (probably née Pennefather) and George Prior (d. c.1675), a London joiner. The fifth of six children, he was the only one to survive early childhood....

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Matthew Prior (1664–1721) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1700 The Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Wyatt, Sir Thomas (c. 1503–1542), poet and ambassador, probably born at Allington Castle, Kent, was the eldest son of Sir Henry Wyatt and Anne, daughter of John Skinner of Reigate.

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Sir Thomas Wyatt (c. 1503–1542) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1535 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II