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Chaloner, Sir Thomas, the younger (1563/4–1615), chemist and courtier, was the son of Audrey or Ethelreda Frodsham (d. 1605), and the stepson of Sir Thomas Chaloner the elder (1521–1565), who married Ethelreda Frodsham in September 1565. After the death of his stepfather, a prominent English humanist and ...

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Digby, Sir Kenelm (1603–1665), natural philosopher and courtier, was born on 11 July 1603 at Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, the elder son of Sir Everard Digby (c. 1578–1606), later executed for involvement in the Gunpowder Plot, and his wife, Mary (c.1581–1653), only daughter and heir of ...

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Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, c. 1640 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Neile, Sir Paul (bap. 1613, d. 1682x6), courtier and patron of science, was born in Westminster, London, where he was baptized at St Margaret's on 11 May 1613. His parents were Richard Neile (1562–1640), bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, and later archbishop of ...

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Somerset, Edward, second marquess of Worcester (d. 1667), courtier and scientist, was the first son of Henry Somerset, fifth earl and first marquess of Worcester (1577–1646), and his wife, Anne (d. 1639), daughter and heir of John, Lord Russell, and Elizabeth, daughter of ...

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Edward Somerset, second marquess of Worcester (d. 1667) by unknown artist reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London