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Aubigny, William d' [William de Albini; known as William d'Aubigny Pincerna], first earl of Arundel (d. 1176), magnate, was the son of William d'Aubigny Pincerna (d. 1139), lord of Buckenham, Norfolk, and Maud (Matilda), daughter of Roger Bigod. The family took its name from ...

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Beaumont [Newburgh], Henry de, first earl of Warwick (d. 1119), magnate, was the younger son of Roger, lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont Audemer, and Adeline, daughter of Waleran, count of Meulan. His first appearance was at the ducal court just before 1066 when he must have been already a young adult. Before 1100 he married ...

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Archibald Campbell, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/66–1638) by unknown artist in a private Scottish collection

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Campbell, Archibald, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638), magnate and politician, was the elder surviving son of Colin Campbell, sixth earl of Argyll (c. 1542–1584), and his second wife, Lady Annas or Agnes Keith (c. 1540–1588), eldest daughter of William Keith, fourth Earl Marischal...

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Campbell [McGillespic], Colin, first earl of Argyll (d. 1493), magnate, was the only son of Gillespic Campbell, first son of Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochawe (created Lord Campbell in 1445) [see under Campbell family (per. c. 1300-1453)]; Colin's mother was Gillespic's...

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Clifford, Henry, second earl of Cumberland (1517–1570), magnate, was the eldest of the six children of Henry Clifford, first earl of Cumberland (c. 1493–1542), and his second wife, Margaret (c.1492–1540), daughter of Henry Percy, fifth earl of Northumberland. He was educated at home and then at court, where he spent much of his youth. He also attended the ...

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Douglas, William, ninth earl of Angus (1532/3–1591), magnate, was the son of Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie and Agnes Keith, daughter of William, second Earl Marischal. In 1552 he married Egidia, daughter of Robert Graham of Morphie; they had thirteen children—nine sons and four daughters. His paternal grandfather having been a son of ...

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Douglas, William, tenth earl of Angus (c. 1554–1611), magnate, was the eldest son of William Douglas, ninth earl of Angus (d. 1591), and his wife, Egidia or Giles Graham (d. in or after 1606), daughter of Robert Graham of Morphie. He studied at ...

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Ferrers, Robert de, first Earl Ferrers [earl of Derby, earl of Nottingham] (d. 1139), magnate, was the third son of Henry de Ferrers (d. 1093x1100), landowner, and his wife, Bertha, who succeeded to their English lands, notably the compact but undeveloped lordship of ...

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Henry Fitzalan, twelfth earl of Arundel (1512–1580) attrib. Hans Eworth, 1558 reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Fitzalan, Henry, twelfth earl of Arundel (1512–1580), magnate, was born on 23 April 1512, the only son of William Fitzalan, eleventh earl of Arundel (c.1476–1544), magnate, and his second wife, Anne (b. in or before 1485, d. 1552), daughter of ...

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Gordon, George, fourth earl of Huntly (1513–1562), magnate, was the eldest son of John Gordon, master of Huntly (d. 1517), and Margaret, illegitimate daughter of King James IV and Margaret Drummond. He succeeded his grandfather Alexander Gordon, the third earl, in 1524; his wardship was given to ...

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Gordon, George, fifth earl of Huntly (d. 1576), magnate, was the second, but eldest surviving, son and heir of George Gordon, fourth earl of Huntly (1513–1562), and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Keith. Perhaps because he was a younger son little is known of his early life before 18 January 1554, when he was contracted to marry ...

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Gordon, George, first marquess of Huntly (1561/2–1636), magnate and politician, was the son of George Gordon, fifth earl of Huntly (d. 1576), and his wife, Lady Anne Hamilton (d. after 1574), daughter of James Hamilton, second earl of Arran and duke of Châtelherault...

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Gordon, John, eleventh earl of Sutherland (1525–1567), magnate, was the son of Alexander Gordon (c.1501–1530), master of Sutherland, and his wife, Janet Stewart, eldest daughter of John Stewart, second earl of Atholl. On 17 March 1537 he succeeded his grandfather Adam Gordon...

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Graham, John, third earl of Montrose (1548–1608), magnate and lord chancellor of Scotland, was the posthumous son of Robert Graham, master of Graham (c.1518–1547), and his wife, Margaret Fleming (d. 1584×7), daughter of Malcolm, third Lord Fleming. His father, who was killed at the battle of ...

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Hamilton, James, first earl of Arran (1475?–1529), magnate, was the only son of James Hamilton, first Lord Hamilton (c. 1410–1479), and Princess Mary (c.1450–c.1488), daughter of James II, king of Scots, and his queen, Mary of Gueldres. He became head of the house of ...

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Philip Howard [St Philip Howard], thirteenth earl of Arundel (1557–1595) by unknown artist reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Howard, Philip [St Philip Howard], thirteenth earl of Arundel (1557–1595), magnate and alleged traitor, was born on 28 June 1557 at Arundel House, the Strand, London, the only child of Thomas Howard, fourth duke of Norfolk (1538–1572), nobleman and courtier, and his first wife, ...

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Thomas Howard, third duke of Norfolk (1473–1554) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1539–40 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II