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Dallington, Sir Robert (1561–1636x8), author and courtier  

C. S. Knighton

Dallington, Sir Robert (1561–1636x8), author and courtier, was born at Geddington, Northamptonshire. From about 1575 to about 1580 he was at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; there is no record of his graduation, but in 1601 he was incorporated at Oxford as MA of ...

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Knight, (Ellis) Cornelia (1757–1837)  

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(Ellis) Cornelia Knight (1757–1837) by Angelica Kauffman, 1793 © Manchester City Art Galleries

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Knight, (Ellis) Cornelia (1757–1837), author and courtier  

Richard Garnett

revised by S. J. Skedd

Knight, (Ellis) Cornelia (1757–1837), author and courtier, was the only child of Sir Joseph Knight (d. 1775), rear-admiral of the white, and his second wife, Phillipina Deane (1726–1799). From the age of five she was educated for three days a week as a day pupil at the boarding-school kept by four Swiss sisters, the ...

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Lloyd, Lodowick [Ludovic] (fl. 1573–1607), writer and courtier  

Andrew Hadfield

Lloyd, Lodowick [Ludovic] (fl. 1573–1607), writer and courtier, was the fifth son of Oliver Lloyd, lord of the manor of Marrington, and Gwenllian, daughter of Griffith ap Howel ab Ieuan Blayney of Gregynog. Nothing is known of his early life, but his works suggest that he was highly educated, being able to write in Latin and having a wide range of reference to numerous classical and biblical authorities. A number of ...

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Matthew, Sir Toby [Tobie] (1577–1655), writer and courtier  

A. J. Loomie

Matthew, Sir Toby [Tobie] (1577–1655), writer and courtier, was born at Salisbury on 3 October 1577, the first son of Tobie Matthew (1544?–1628), later archbishop of York, and Frances, née Barlow (d. 1629) [see Matthew, Frances], widow of Matthew Parker...

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Matthew, Sir Toby (1577–1655)  

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Sir Toby Matthew (1577–1655) by James Gammon, pubd 1660 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murray, Amelia Matilda (1795–1884), writer and courtier  

K. D. Reynolds

Murray, Amelia Matilda (1795–1884), writer and courtier, the fourth daughter of Lord George Murray (1761–1803), bishop of St David's, and Anne Charlotte (1765–1844), second daughter of Lieutenant-General Francis Ludovic Grant, was born on 30 April 1795 at Hunton, Kent. An elder brother, George Murray...

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Ralegh, Sir Walter (1554–1618)  

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Sir Walter Ralegh (1554–1618) by Nicholas Hilliard, c. 1585 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ralegh [Raleigh], Sir Walter (1554–1618), courtier, explorer, and author  

Mark Nicholls and Penry Williams

Ralegh [Raleigh], Sir Walter (1554–1618), courtier, explorer, and author, was born at Hayes, near East Budleigh, Devon, the second son and third surviving child of Walter Ralegh (1504/5–1581), landowner, of East Budleigh, and his third wife, Katherine (d. 1594), daughter of ...

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Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586) by unknown artist, 1578 reproduced by permission of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, Great Britain. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Sidney, Sir Philip (1554–1586), author and courtier  

H. R. Woudhuysen

Sidney, Sir Philip (1554–1586), author and courtier, was born on 30 November 1554 at Penshurst, Kent, the first of seven children of Sir Henry Sidney (1529–1586) and his wife, Mary Sidney (1530x35–1586), daughter of John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, and his wife, Jane Guildford...

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Tyrwhit [née Oxenbridge], Elizabeth, Lady Tyrwhit (d. 1578), author and courtier  

Patricia Brace

Tyrwhit [née Oxenbridge], Elizabeth, Lady Tyrwhit (d. 1578), author and courtier, was born at Forde Place, Brede, Sussex, one of five children of Sir Goddard Oxenbridge (d. 1531) and his second wife, Anne (d. 1531), daughter of Sir Thomas Fiennes...