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John Bourchier, second Baron Berners (c. 1467–1533) attrib. Ambrosius Benson, c. 1521–6 Galerie Jan der Maere

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Bourchier, John, second Baron Berners (c. 1467–1533), soldier, diplomat, and translator, was the son of Sir Humphrey Bourchier (d. 1471) and Elizabeth (d. 1497), daughter and sole heir of Frederick Tilney of Boston, Lincolnshire. His father, a Yorkist, was killed at the battle of ...

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Chamberlayne, Thomas (fl. 1609–1638), soldier and expert on Russia, began his eighteen-year military career as a sentinel and rose to the rank of captain; nothing is known about his birth, family, or education. In 1609, with the approval of the English government, he assisted ...

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Lawton, Harold Walter (1899–2005), soldier and French scholar, was born on 27 July 1899 at 28 Grove Street, Burslem, Staffordshire, the son of William Thomas Coates Lawton, potter's tile fixer, and later owner of a tile-laying and mosaics business, and his wife, Alice, ...

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Shute, John (fl. 1557–1598), translator and soldier, is of unknown origins. His first translation from the Italian, Two very notable commentaries, the one of the originall of the Turcks and empire of the house of Ottomano, written by Andrew Cambini and the other of the warres of the Turke against George Scanderbeg, prince of Epiro...

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Whitehorne [Whithorne], Peter (fl. 1549–1563), soldier and translator, described himself on the title-pages of his books as both a student and 'fellow' of Gray's Inn, and was probably the P. Whytame who was admitted to that institution in 1543. Like many men of his generation he was drawn to ...