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Henry Howard, earl of Northampton (1540–1614) by Nicholas Stone, 1615 © Warburg Institute

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Howard, Henry, earl of Northampton (1540–1614), courtier, administrator, and author, was born on 24 February 1540 at Shottesham, Norfolk, the second son of Henry Howard, styled earl of Surrey (1516/17–1547), poet and courtier, and his wife, Lady Frances de Vere (1517–1577), daughter of ...

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Jerningham [Jernegan], Sir Henry (1509/10–1572), courtier and administrator, was the son of Edward Jernegan of Somerleyton, Suffolk, and his wife, Mary, the daughter of Richard Scrope. Both his parents served in Katherine of Aragon's household, and his mother's second marriage, to Sir William Kingston...

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Nau de la Boissellière, Claude (fl. 1574–1605), administrator and courtier, was born in France, but precise details of his birth and parentage are not known. His family was originally from Touraine, but had settled in Paris. He was trained as a lawyer and gained a position as a secretary to ...

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Waldegrave, Sir Edward (1516/17–1561), courtier and administrator, was the eldest son of John Waldegrave and his wife, Laura (d. in or after 1545), daughter of John Rochester, and the grandson of Sir Edward Waldegrave of Bures, Suffolk. His father died in 1543, and two years later he succeeded his grandfather in the family estates. In 1546 he bought the manor of ...