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Boleyn, Thomas, earl of Wiltshire and earl of Ormond (1476/7–1539), courtier and nobleman, was probably born at Blickling, Norfolk. The second son of Sir William Boleyn (c.1451–1505), landowner, of Blickling, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1539/40), second daughter and coheir of ...

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Courtenay, Henry, marquess of Exeter (1498/9–1538), nobleman and courtier, was the eldest surviving son of William Courtenay, earl of Devon (c. 1475–1511) [see under Courtenay, Edward (d. 1509)], and Katherine (1479–1527), sixth daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth, née Woodville.

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Devereux, Walter, first Viscount Hereford (c. 1489–1558), administrator and nobleman, was the son and heir of John Devereux, second Baron Ferrers of Chartley (c.1463/4–1501), and his wife, Cecily (d. 1493), heir of the houses of Bourchier and de Bohun and niece of ...

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Fiennes, Thomas, ninth Baron Dacre (b. in or before 1516, d. 1541), nobleman and murderer, was the son and heir of Sir Thomas Fiennes and Jane (d. 1539), daughter of Edward Sutton, Lord Dudley. He succeeded his grandfather Thomas, eighth Lord Dacre...

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Fitzgerald, James fitz John, thirteenth earl of Desmond (d. 1558), nobleman, was the second but eldest surviving son of John fitz Thomas Fitzgerald (also known as Sir John of Desmond), de facto twelfth earl of Desmond (d. 1536), and More, daughter of ...

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Fitzgerald, James fitz Maurice, de jure twelfth earl of Desmond (d. 1540), nobleman, was the son of Maurice fitz Thomas Fitzgerald (d. 1529), only son and heir apparent of Thomas Fitzgerald, eleventh earl of Desmond (d. 1534); his mother was Joan...

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Fitzroy [née Howard], Mary, duchess of Richmond (c. 1519–1555?), noblewoman, was the younger daughter of Thomas Howard, third duke of Norfolk (1473–1554), and his second wife, Elizabeth Howard (1497–1558), eldest daughter of Edward Stafford, third duke of Buckingham, and his wife, Lady Eleanor Percy...

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Grey [married name Dudley], Lady Jane (1537–1554), noblewoman and claimant to the English throne, was the eldest surviving child of Henry Grey, marquess of Dorset, later duke of Suffolk (1517–1554), and Frances (1517–1559), daughter of Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, and Mary...

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Howard [née Tilney], Agnes, duchess of Norfolk (b. in or before 1477, d. 1545), noblewoman, was the daughter of Hugh Tilney of Skirbeck and Boston, Lincolnshire; her mother, as the daughter of Walter Tailboys, came of an important Lincolnshire family. Agnes's brother ...

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Howard [née Fitzalan], Mary, duchess of Norfolk (1539/40–1557), noblewoman, was the third child of Henry Fitzalan, twelfth earl of Arundel (1512–1580), and his first wife, Katherine, daughter of Thomas Grey, second marquess of Dorset. Jane Lumley (1537–1578) was her sister and Henry, ...

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Hussey, John, Baron Hussey (1465/6–1537), nobleman and alleged rebel, was the elder son of Sir William Hussey (d. 1495), justice, of Sleaford in Lincolnshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Berkeley of Wymondham, Leicestershire. His year of birth is estimated from his age of sixty-three years in 1529. He had a younger brother, ...

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George Neville, third Baron Bergavenny (c. 1469–1535) by Hans Holbein the younger Collection of the Earl of Pembroke and Trustees of Wilton House Trust, Wilton House, Salisbury, UK

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Neville, George, third Baron Bergavenny (c. 1469–1535), nobleman and courtier, of Birling, Kent, was the eldest son of George Neville, second Baron Bergavenny (1436–1492) [see under Neville, Edward (d. 1476)], and his first wife, Margaret Fenne (d. 1485). Although he was a descendant of the second marriage of ...

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Neville, John, third Baron Latimer (1493–1543), nobleman, was born on 17 November 1493, the eldest son and heir of Richard Neville (c. 1467–1530), second baron, and Anne, daughter and heir of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton, Worcestershire, and Blatherwyk, Northamptonshire. The poet William Neville...

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Parker, Henry, tenth Baron Morley (1480/81–1556), nobleman and translator, was the son of Sir William Parker (d. c.1504) and Alice Lovel (1452–1518). His father, who was knighted by Richard III on 24 July 1482, was the latter's standard bearer at Bosworth Field...

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Henry Parker, tenth Baron Morley (1480/8181–1556) by Albrecht Dürer, 1523 © Copyright The British Museum