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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II, was born on 12 March 1637 at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor Park, the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Hyde (1609–1674), created earl of Clarendon in 1661, and Frances, daughter of ...

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Anne [Anna, Anne of Denmark] (1574–1619), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James VI and I, was born on 12 December 1574 at Skanderborg Castle in Jutland, Denmark. She was the second daughter of Frederick II (1534–1588), king of Denmark and Norway...

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Anne, duchess of York (1637–1671) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1660 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Arundell, Blanche [née Lady Blanche Somerset], Lady Arundell of Wardour (1583/4–1649), royalist noblewoman, was the sixth daughter of Edward Somerset, fourth earl of Worcester (c. 1550–1628), and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Hastings (d. 1621), daughter of Francis Hastings, second earl of Huntingdon...

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Ashton, Sir John (c. 1354–c. 1398), soldier and landowner, was the son and heir of Sir John Ashton (d. c.1360) of Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, and of Margaret, a daughter of Robert del Leigh of Adlington, Cheshire. His mother's second marriage, to ...

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Aubigné, William d' [William de Albini; known as William d'Aubigné Brito] (d. in or after 1148), baron, was a younger son of the Breton lord Main of St Aubin-d'Aubigné (Ille-et-Vilaine) and his Norman wife, Adelaide de Bohun. His name often appears as Aubigny...

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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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Baker, William [name in religion Anselm] (1833–1885), heraldic artist and mural painter, was born in Birmingham on 23 January 1833, the son of Thomas Baker, a coach painter. He appears to have worked as a gun-stocker, and he learned to paint and draw at the ...

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Ballon [Baalun], John de (d. 1235), baron, came of a family that took its name from Ballon, Maine, France, and was established in Herefordshire, as lords of Much Marcle, during the reign of William II. John succeeded his father, Reginald de Ballon, when the latter died in 1203. ...

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Barnewall, Sir Patrick (d. 1622), landowner, was the eldest son of Sir Christopher Barnewall of Turvey, Gracedieu, and Fieldstown, and Marion, daughter of Patrick Sherle (Cherle) of Shallon, co. Meath. The grandson of Sir Patrick Barnewall, solicitor-general of Ireland, he inherited in 1575 the greatest patrimony in the pale comprising extensive holdings in ...

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Barnewall, Robert, styled twelfth Baron Trimleston (c. 1704–1779), landowner and Roman Catholic activist, was the eldest son of John Barnewall, styled eleventh Baron Trimleston (1672–1746), and his wife, Mary, or Margaret (d. 1771), daughter and heir of Sir John Barnewall. Descended from an Anglo-Norman family whose estates in the counties of ...

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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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Bedingfield [Bedingfeld] family (per. 1476–1760), gentry, originated from the parish of that name in Suffolk, where a branch of the family continued to reside into the seventeenth century. Their move to Norfolk resulted from the marriage of Margaret Tuddenham (d. 1476) to ...

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