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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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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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Erskine, John, eighteenth or second earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634), courtier and politician  

Julian Goodare

Erskine, John, eighteenth or second earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634), courtier and politician, was the eldest son of John Erskine, seventeenth or first earl of Mar (d. 1572), and his wife, Annabella Murray (d. 1603). His extensive estates were mainly in Stirlingshire...

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Erskine, John, eighteenth or second earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634)  

Maker: Adam de Colone

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John Erskine, eighteenth or second earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634) attrib. Adam de Colone, 1626 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Grahme, James (1650–1730), courtier and politician  

Eveline Cruickshanks

Grahme, James (1650–1730), courtier and politician, was born at Norton Conyers, Yorkshire, in March 1650 and baptized on 3 April, the second son of Sir George Grahme, baronet (c.1624–1658), of Netherby, Cumberland, and his wife, Lady Mary Johnston, second daughter of ...

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Hatton, Sir Christopher (c. 1540–1591), courtier and politician  

Wallace T. MacCaffrey

Hatton, Sir Christopher (c. 1540–1591), courtier and politician, was the second son of William Hatton (d. 1547) of Holdenby, Northamptonshire, and Alice, daughter of Lawrence Saunders. The family were lesser gentry with modest resources. Hatton entered St Mary Hall, Oxford, c.1556–7, probably as a gentleman commoner, where ...

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Hatton, Sir Christopher (c. 1540–1591)  

Maker: Nicholas Hilliard

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Sir Christopher Hatton (c. 1540–1591) by Nicholas Hilliard, c. 1588–91 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum