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Baring, Rowland Thomas, second earl of Cromer (1877–1953), courtier  

John Gore

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Baring, Rowland Thomas, second earl of Cromer (1877–1953), courtier, was born on 29 November 1877 at Cairo. He was the elder son of Evelyn Baring, later first earl of Cromer (1841–1917), diplomat, and his first wife, Ethel Stanley (d. 1898), second daughter of ...

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Barnham, Sir Francis (bap. 1576, d. 1646?), local politician and landowner  

Stephen Wright

Barnham, Sir Francis (bap. 1576, d. 1646?), local politician and landowner, was baptized at Hollingbourne, Kent, on 20 October 1576, the eldest son of Martin Barnham of Hollingbourne (bap. 1548, d. 1610) and his first wife, Ursula (d. 1579), daughter of ...

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Brett, Reginald Baliol, second Viscount Esher (1852–1930)  

Maker: Glyn Philpot

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Reginald Baliol Brett, second Viscount Esher (1852–1930) by Glyn Philpot, 1922 © Estate of Glyn Philpot

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Brett, Reginald Baliol, second Viscount Esher (1852–1930), courtier  

William M. Kuhn

Brett, Reginald Baliol, second Viscount Esher (1852–1930), courtier, was born on 30 June 1852 at 19 Prince's Terrace, Kensington, London, the eldest of three children of William Baliol Brett, first Viscount Esher (1815–1899), barrister and later master of the rolls, and his wife, ...

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Brydges, Giles (1548–1594)  

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Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632)  

Maker: Daniel Mytens

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George Calvert, first Baron Baltimore (1579/8080–1632) by Daniel Mytens, 1627 © reserved

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Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632), courtier and colonist in America  

John D. Krugler

Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632), courtier and colonist in America, was born in Kiplin in Catterick parish, Yorkshire, the son of Leonard Calvert (b. c.1550) and Alica Crosland (d. early 1580s). He was descended from a Roman Catholic family that had been in ...

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Carey, George, second Baron Hunsdon (1548–1603), courtier  

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Carey, Henry, first Baron Hunsdon (1526–1596)  

Maker: Marcus Gheeraerts the younger

Henry Carey, first Baron Hunsdon (1526–1596) attrib. Marcus Gheeraerts the younger, 1591 The Berkeley Castle Will Trust. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Carey, Henry, first Baron Hunsdon (1526–1596), courtier and administrator  

Wallace T. MacCaffrey

Carey, Henry, first Baron Hunsdon (1526–1596), courtier and administrator, was born on 4 March 1526, the only son of William Carey (c. 1496–1528), courtier, of Aldenham, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Mary [see Stafford, Mary (c. 1499-1543)], royal mistress, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, ...

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Cecil, Robert, first earl of Salisbury (1563–1612)  

Maker: John de Critz the elder

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Robert Cecil, first earl of Salisbury (1563–1612) by John de Critz the elder The Marquess of Salisbury. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Cecil, Robert, first earl of Salisbury (1563–1612), politician and courtier  

Pauline Croft

Cecil, Robert, first earl of Salisbury (1563–1612), politician and courtier, was born on 1 June 1563 at Cecil House, Strand, Westminster, the second surviving child and only son of William Cecil, first Baron Burghley (1520/21–1598), statesman, then secretary of state and from 1572 lord treasurer, and his second wife, ...

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Cecil, Thomas, first earl of Exeter (1542–1623)  

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Thomas Cecil, first earl of Exeter (1542–1623) by unknown artist, c. 1610 The Burghley House Collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Cecil, Thomas, first earl of Exeter (1542–1623), courtier and soldier  

Richard Milward

Cecil, Thomas, first earl of Exeter (1542–1623), courtier and soldier, was born in Cambridge on 5 May 1542, the eldest son of William Cecil, first Baron Burghley (1520/21–1598), and his first wife, Mary (c.1520–1544), sister of John Cheke. His mother died when he was less than two years old and he never seems to have aroused any affection in his puritanical stepmother, ...

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Cecil, William, first Baron Burghley (1520/21–1598)  

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William Cecil, first Baron Burghley (1520/2121–1598) by unknown artist © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Cecil, William, first Baron Burghley (1520/21–1598), royal minister  

Wallace T. MacCaffrey

Cecil, William, first Baron Burghley (1520/21–1598), royal minister, son of Richard Cecil (d. 1553) and Jane, daughter of William Heckington of Bourne, Lincolnshire, and grandson of David Cecil, was born on 18 September 1520 or 1521. David Cecil, a member of a minor gentry family on the Welsh border, joined ...

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Conway, Francis Seymour-, first marquess of Hertford (1718–1794), courtier and politician  

William C. Lowe

Conway, Francis Seymour-, first marquess of Hertford (1718–1794), courtier and politician, was born on 5 July 1718 in Lindsey House, Chelsea, Middlesex, the son and heir of Francis Seymour-Conway, first Baron Conway of Ragley (1679–1732), politician, and his third wife, Charlotte (d...

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Dacre, William, third Baron Dacre of Gilsland and seventh Baron Greystoke (1500–1563), magnate  

Steven G. Ellis

Dacre, William, third Baron Dacre of Gilsland and seventh Baron Greystoke (1500–1563), magnate, was the eldest son and heir of Elizabeth Greystoke, Baroness Greystoke (1471–1516), and Thomas Dacre, second Baron Dacre of Gilsland (1467–1525), her husband. Born on 29 April 1500, he succeeded to the ...

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Dudley, Ambrose, earl of Warwick (c. 1530–1590), magnate  

Simon Adams

Dudley, Ambrose, earl of Warwick (c. 1530–1590), magnate, was the fourth son of John Dudley, duke of Northumberland (1504–1553), royal minister, and his wife, Jane Dudley (1508/9–1555) [see under Dudley, John, duke of Northumberland], noblewoman, daughter of Sir Edward Guildford of ...

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Dudley, Ambrose, earl of Warwick (c. 1530–1590)  

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Ambrose Dudley, earl of Warwick (c. 1530–1590) by unknown artist [left, with a page] reproduced by permission of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, Great Britain. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London