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Bizzarri [Bizari], Pietro (b. 1525, d. in or after 1586), historian and spy, was born probably in Sassoferrato Castello (Marche), Italy, the son of Antonio Bizzarri, a soldier who died in 1528. He must also have lived in Perugia, hence his common description as ...

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MacMoyer [Weyer], Florence (d. 1713), informer and schoolmaster, was born in co. Armagh, into a family which since at least the mid-fourteenth century had been hereditary keepers of the Book of Armagh and had as a consequence enjoyed a large landholding under the archbishop. In 1609 this amounted to eight townlands in the barony of ...

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Udall [Uvedale], William [pseud. William Stranguage] (fl. c. 1595–1636), historian and informer, was born into the influential Udall (or Uvedale) family, active in and around the echelons of power. According to his own recollections, he had a very good education and a Catholic upbringing in ...