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Basset, Philip (d. 1271), justiciar and royalist nobleman  

R. Malcolm Hogg

Basset, Philip (d. 1271), justiciar and royalist nobleman, was a younger son and eventually—on the death of his brother, Fulk Basset, bishop of London, in 1259—heir of Alan Basset, lord of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Despite a strong family tradition of royal service, which Basset...

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Leslie, John, duke of Rothes (c. 1630–1681)  

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John Leslie, duke of Rothes (c. 1630–1681) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1662–5 private collection; © reserved in the photograph

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Leslie, John, duke of Rothes (c. 1630–1681), politician and nobleman  

Gillian H. MacIntosh

Leslie, John, duke of Rothes (c. 1630–1681), politician and nobleman, was the only son of John Leslie, sixth earl of Rothes (c. 1600–1641), and his wife, Lady Anne Erskine (d. 1640), daughter of John Erskine, earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634). Following his father's death on 23 August 1641 he succeeded to the earldom at the age of about eleven. He was placed into the care of his tutors, ...

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Lyon, John, eighth Lord Glamis (c. 1544–1578), nobleman and administrator  

G. R. Hewitt

Lyon, John, eighth Lord Glamis (c. 1544–1578), nobleman and administrator, was the eldest son of John Lyon, seventh Lord Glamis (b. c. 1521, d. in or before 1559), and Janet, daughter of Robert Keith, Lord Keith, and sister of the fourth Earl Marischal...

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Sinclair, William, third earl of Orkney and first earl of Caithness (b. after 1407, d. 1480)  

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