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Brandon, Charles, first duke of Suffolk (c. 1484–1545), magnate, courtier, and soldier  

S. J. Gunn

Brandon, Charles, first duke of Suffolk (c. 1484–1545), magnate, courtier, and soldier, was the second but only surviving son of Sir William Brandon (d. 1485) and his wife, Elizabeth Bruyn (d. 1494) of South Ockendon. The manner of Sir William's death, killed at ...

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Brandon, Charles, first duke of Suffolk (c. 1484–1545)  

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Charles Brandon, first duke of Suffolk (c. 1484–1545) by unknown artist, c. 1540–45 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brooke, George, ninth Baron Cobham (c. 1497–1558), soldier and landowner  

C. S. Knighton

Brooke, George, ninth Baron Cobham (c. 1497–1558), soldier and landowner, was the eldest surviving son of Thomas Brooke, eighth Baron Cobham (d. 1529), and his first wife, Dorothy Heydon. He accompanied his father in attending Mary Tudor to her marriage with Louis XII of France...

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Brooke, George, ninth Baron Cobham (c. 1497–1558)  

Maker: Hans Holbein the younger

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George Brooke, ninth Baron Cobham (c. 1497–1558) by Hans Holbein the younger The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Chamberlayne, Sir Edward (1480–1543), gentleman and soldier  

Luke MacMahon

Chamberlayne, Sir Edward (1480–1543), gentleman and soldier, was the first son of Sir Richard Chamberlayne of Coton, Northamptonshire, and Sybil, daughter of Sir Richard Fowler of Rycote, Oxfordshire, and was baptized at Weston on 22 December 1480. The Chamberlaynes traced their lineage back to the eleventh century and the Anglo-Norman house of ...

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Claypole [Cleypole, Claypoole], John, appointed Lord Cleypole under the protectorate (1625–1688), army officer and courtier  

C. H. Firth

revised by Ivan Roots

Claypole [Cleypole, Claypoole], John, appointed Lord Cleypole under the protectorate (1625–1688), army officer and courtier, was born on 21 August 1625, the eldest son of John Claypole of Northborough, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Mary Angell. James Claypoole was his younger brother. John Claypole senior...

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D'Auvergne, Philippe (bap. 1754, d. 1816), naval officer and claimant to the duchy of Bouillon  

James Falkner

D'Auvergne, Philippe (bap. 1754, d. 1816), naval officer and claimant to the duchy of Bouillon, was born in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, and baptized at St Helier parish church on 13 November 1754. He was the only surviving child of Charles Dauvergne...

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Fitzwilliam, William, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542)  

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William Fitzwilliam, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1536–40 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Fitzwilliam, William, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542), courtier and naval administrator  

William B. Robison

Fitzwilliam, William, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542), courtier and naval administrator, was a younger son of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam (d. 1498) of Aldwark in the West Riding of Yorkshire and his wife, Lucy (d. 1534), daughter and coheir of John Neville, ...

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Gage, Sir John (1479–1556)  

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Sir John Gage (1479–1556) by Hans Holbein the younger The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Gage, Sir John (1479–1556), military administrator and courtier  

David Potter

Gage, Sir John (1479–1556), military administrator and courtier, was born on 28 October 1479 at Burstow, Surrey, the only son of William Gage of Burstow (d. 1497) and Agnes (d. 1501), daughter of Bartholomew Bolney, of Bolney, Sussex. He was baptized the same day at ...

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Gordon, William, of Fyvie (1736–1816), army officer and courtier  

Judy Egerton

Gordon, William, of Fyvie (1736–1816), army officer and courtier, was the eldest son of William Gordon, second earl of Aberdeen (bap. 1679, d. 1745), and his third wife, Lady Anne Gordon (d. 1791), daughter of Alexander Gordon, second earl of Gordon...

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Gordon, William, of Fyvie (1736–1816)  

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William Gordon of Fyvie (1736–1816) by Pompeo Batoni, 1766 photograph by kind permission of The National Trust for Scotland

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Harcourt, William, third Earl Harcourt (1743–1830), army officer and courtier  

R. N. W. Thomas

Harcourt, William, third Earl Harcourt (1743–1830), army officer and courtier, was born on 20 March 1743, the younger son of Simon Harcourt, first Earl Harcourt (1714–1777), and his wife, Rebecca (d. 1765), the only daughter and heir of Charles Samborne Le Bas...

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Hotham, Sir William (1772–1848), naval officer and courtier  

J. K. Laughton

revised by Andrew Lambert

Hotham, Sir William (1772–1848), naval officer and courtier, was born on 12 February 1772, the second son of General George Hotham and his wife, Diana, youngest daughter of Sir Warton Pennyman, bt. He was a nephew of William Hotham, first Baron Hotham, and was educated at ...

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Leslie, Norman, master of Rothes (d. 1554), landowner and soldier  

Margaret H. B. Sanderson

Leslie, Norman, master of Rothes (d. 1554), landowner and soldier, was the eldest son of George Leslie, fourth earl of Rothes (d. 1558), and Margaret Crichton, natural daughter of William, third Lord Crichton and Princess Margaret, daughter of King James II. Norman, who was regarded as an accomplished young man, was for a time a yeoman of the chamber to ...

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Macpherson of Cluny, Ewen (1804–1884), army officer and landowner  

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Manners, Henry, second earl of Rutland (1526–1563), courtier and soldier  

M. M. Norris

Manners, Henry, second earl of Rutland (1526–1563), courtier and soldier, was born on 23 September 1526 and baptized after 24 December at Elsinges Manor, Enfield, Middlesex, the eldest son of five sons and six daughters of Thomas Manners, first earl of Rutland (c. 1497–1543)...

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Manners, Thomas, first earl of Rutland (c. 1497–1543), courtier and soldier  

M. M. Norris

Manners, Thomas, first earl of Rutland (c. 1497–1543), courtier and soldier, was the eldest son of Sir George Manners (b. in or before 1470, d. 1513) of Belvoir, Leicestershire, and his wife, Anne (1476–1526), daughter of Sir Thomas St Leger and Anne...

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Maurice, prince palatine of the Rhine (1621–1652), royalist army officer and naval officer  

Ian Roy

Maurice, prince palatine of the Rhine (1621–1652), royalist army officer and naval officer, was the fourth son of Frederick V (1596–1632), elector palatine of the Rhine, and his wife, Elizabeth (1596–1662), daughter of James VI and I of Great Britain and sister of ...