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Fraser, Sir Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph (1918–1984), soldier and politician, was born on 23 January 1918 in Westminster, the third of five children and younger son of Simon Joseph Fraser (1871–1933), soldier, the fourteenth (sometimes reckoned sixteenth) Lord Lovat, of Beaufort Castle, Beauly, Inverness-shire...

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Howard, John, first duke of Norfolk (d. 1485), soldier and member of parliament, was the only son and heir of Robert Howard (d. 1436) and Margaret (d. 1459), daughter of Thomas (I) Mowbray, first duke of Norfolk (d. 1399), and eventual coheir of ...

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O'Brien, Daniel, first Viscount Clare (1577?–1663), politician and soldier, was the third and youngest son of Conor O'Brien, third earl of Thomond (c. 1535–1581), and his second wife, Úna (Owyne; d. 1589), daughter of Turlough Mac I Brien Arra of co. Tipperary...

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G. C. Boase

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O'Connell, Morgan (1804–1885), soldier and politician, second son of Daniel O'Connell (1775–1847) and his wife, Mary (1778–1836), was born in Tralee, co. Kerry, on 31 October 1804. Together with his elder brother, Maurice, he was a student at the Jesuit Clongowes Wood College...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Brigitte Anton

O'Reilly, Myles William Patrick (1825–1880), soldier and politician, was born in Dublin, the son of William O'Reilly of Knock Abbey, co. Louth, and Margaret, daughter of Dowell O'Reilly of The Heath, Queen's county. He was educated at St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, near Durham...

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Plunket, Christopher, second earl of Fingall (d. 1649), politician and soldier, was the eldest son of Lucas Plunket (Lucas Môr), first earl of Fingall (1589–1637), and his second wife, Susanna (d. 1623), fifth daughter of Edward, first Baron Brabazon, whom he married in 1611. ...

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Redman [Redmayne], Sir Richard (d. 1426), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was the son of Sir Matthew Redman of Levens, Westmorland, and his first wife, Lucy. The Redman family had been prominent in north-west England since the mid-twelfth century, usually as soldiers, and ...

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Retford [Redford], Sir Henry (c. 1354–1409), soldier and speaker of the House of Commons, may have been son of Ralph Retford (fl. 1349–1374) of Castlethorpe, Lincolnshire. Henry Retford seems to have been a man of violent tendencies, twice in 1377 obtaining a pardon for homicide before turning to foreign wars. He served the king in ...