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Bruce, Edward, earl of Carrick (c. 1280–1318), soldier and claimant to the Irish throne  

A. A. M. Duncan

Bruce, Edward, earl of Carrick (c. 1280–1318), soldier and claimant to the Irish throne, was the third, or possibly fourth, son of Robert VI de Brus (d. 1304), son of the claimant for the Scottish throne, and Marjory, countess of Carrick. He had two older brothers, ...

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Charles Edward [Charles Edward Stuart] (1720–1788)  

Maker: Louis Gabriel Blanchet

Charles Edward (1720–1788) by Louis Gabriel Blanchet, 1738 © National Portrait Gallery

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Charles Edward [Charles Edward Stuart; styled Charles; known as the Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie] (1720–1788), Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones  

Murray G. H. Pittock

Charles Edward [Charles Edward Stuart; styled Charles; known as the Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie] (1720–1788), Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones, was born Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Silvester Severino Maria at the Palazzo Muti, Rome, on 31 December 1720 ns, the eldest son of ...

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Clementina [Maria Clementina Stuart, née Sobieska] (1702–1735), consort of James Francis Edward, Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones  

Hugh Douglas

Clementina [Maria Clementina Stuart, née Sobieska] (1702–1735), consort of James Francis Edward, Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones, was born Maria Clementina on 18 July 1702. She was the third and youngest daughter of James Sobieski, prince of Poland, and his wife, ...

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Dudley, Lord Guildford (c. 1535–1554), husband of Lady Jane Grey  

G. J. Richardson

Dudley, Lord Guildford (c. 1535–1554), husband of Lady Jane Grey, was the fourth surviving son of John Dudley, duke of Northumberland (1504–1553), and his wife, Lady Jane Guildford (d. 1555), the daughter of Sir Edward Guildford of Halden and Hemsted, Kent. Northumberland...

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Edward, styled earl of Warwick (1475–1499), potential claimant to the English throne  

Christine Carpenter

Edward, styled earl of Warwick (1475–1499), potential claimant to the English throne, was the first and only surviving son of George, duke of Clarence (1449–1478), and Isabel, daughter and coheir of Richard Neville, earl of Salisbury and Warwick. He was born on 21 or 25 February 1475 at ...

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Grey [married name Dudley], Lady Jane (1537–1554), noblewoman and claimant to the English throne  

Alison Plowden

Grey [married name Dudley], Lady Jane (1537–1554), noblewoman and claimant to the English throne, was the eldest surviving child of Henry Grey, marquess of Dorset, later duke of Suffolk (1517–1554), and Frances (1517–1559), daughter of Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, and Mary...

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Henry Benedict [Henry Benedict Stuart; styled Henry; known as Cardinal York] (1725–1807), cardinal and Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones  

Rosalind K. Marshall

Henry Benedict [Henry Benedict Stuart; styled Henry; known as Cardinal York] (1725–1807), cardinal and Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones, was born Henry Benedict Thomas Edward Maria Clement Francis Xavier in the Palazzo Muti in Rome on 6 March 1725, and baptized there some hours later by ...

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Henry Benedict (1725–1807) by Louis-Gabriel Blanchet, 1748 private collection

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James Francis Edward (1688–1766) by Louis-Gabriel Blanchet, 1741 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Francis Edward [James Francis Edward Stuart; styled James; known as Chevalier de St George, the Pretender, the Old Pretender] (1688–1766), Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland  

Edward Gregg

James Francis Edward [James Francis Edward Stuart; styled James; known as Chevalier de St George, the Pretender, the Old Pretender] (1688–1766), Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born at St James's Palace, Westminster, on 10 June 1688, the only surviving son of ...

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Louisa [Louisa Stuart], styled countess of Albany (1752–1824)  

Maker: François-Xavier Fabre

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Louisa [Louisa Stuart], styled countess of Albany (1752–1824) by François-Xavier Fabre, 1793 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy / Bridgeman Art Library

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Louisa [Louisa Stuart], styled countess of Albany (1752–1824), consort of Charles Edward, Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones  

Eirwen E. C. Nicholson

Louisa [Louisa Stuart], styled countess of Albany (1752–1824), consort of Charles Edward, Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones, was born Louisa Maximiliana Carolina Emmanuel in Mons, Hainault, in the Austrian Netherlands. She was the first child of Prince Gustav Adolf of Stolberg-Gedern (...

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Mortimer, Edmund, fifth earl of March and seventh earl of Ulster (1391–1425), magnate and potential claimant to the English throne  

R. A. Griffiths

Mortimer, Edmund, fifth earl of March and seventh earl of Ulster (1391–1425), magnate and potential claimant to the English throne, was the last earl of March of the family of Mortimer of Wigmore; his descent from Edward III blighted his career and threatened the usurping Lancastrian dynasty after 1399. According to a contemporary family history (...

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Richard of York, third duke of York (1411–1460) painted glass the master and fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge

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Richard of York, third duke of York (1411–1460), magnate and claimant to the English throne  

John Watts

Richard of York, third duke of York (1411–1460), magnate and claimant to the English throne, was the only son of Richard of Conisbrough, fourth earl of Cambridge (1385–1415), and Anne Mortimer (b. after 1388, d. before 1414), daughter of Roger (VII) Mortimer, ...

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Scott, Anna [Anne], duchess of Monmouth and suo jure duchess of Buccleuch (1651–1732), noblewoman  

Eirwen E. C. Nicholson

Scott, Anna [Anne], duchess of Monmouth and suo jure duchess of Buccleuch (1651–1732), noblewoman, was born in Dundee on 11 February 1651, the third daughter of Francis Scott, second earl of Buccleuch (1626–1651), and his wife, Margaret Leslie (d. 1688), daughter of ...

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Scott, Anna, duchess of Monmouth and suo jure duchess of Buccleuch (1651–1732)  

Maker: Sir Godfrey Kneller

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Anna Scott, duchess of Monmouth and suo jure duchess of Buccleuch (1651–1732) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1688 [The Scotts [left to right]: James Scott, earl of Dalkeith, , and Henry Scott, earl of Deloraine (1676–1730)] in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT

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Scott [formerly Crofts], James, duke of Monmouth and first duke of Buccleuch (1649–1685), politician  

Tim Harris

Scott [formerly Crofts], James, duke of Monmouth and first duke of Buccleuch (1649–1685), politician, was born on 9 April 1649 at Rotterdam, the illegitimate son of Charles II (1630–1685) and Lucy Walter (1630?–1658), daughter of William Walter (or Walters) of Roch Castle...