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Brandon, Sir Thomas (d. 1510), courtier and diplomat, was the third son of Sir William Brandon of Southwark (d. 1491) and his wife, Elizabeth Wingfield (d. 1497). With his eldest brother, William, who had been attainted for his part in the rebellion against ...

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Brugge, Lodewijk van [Louis de Bruges; Lodewijk van Gruuthuse], earl of Winchester (c. 1427–1492), courtier and diplomat, was the only son of Jan van Brugge and Margaretha van Steenhuyse. The name Gruuthuse, by which he is commonly known, refers to his family's property in and around ...

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Sutton, John [John Dudley], first Baron Dudley (1400–1487), courtier and diplomat, was born on 25 December 1400, the son of John (V) Sutton (d. 1406) and his wife, Constance Blount (d. 1432). The Suttons were the descendants of Roger Somery (...

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Urswick, Christopher (1448?–1522), courtier, diplomat, and ecclesiastic, was the son of John Urswick and his wife, lay brother and sister of the Cistercian abbey of Furness in Lancashire. On 14 January 1486 he put his age at thirty-six; his memorial brass gives it as seventy-three at death. Educated at ...