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Clarendon, Sir Roger (c. 1350–1402), royal bastard and conspirator, was the natural son of Edward, the Black Prince (1330–1376), and his mistress (concubina), Edith Willesford. He was presumably born at the royal palace of Clarendon in Wiltshire, probably around the middle of the fourteenth century, before ...

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Douglas, Archibald (c. 1540–c. 1602), conspirator and Church of Scotland minister, was the second son of William Douglas of Whittingham and Janet Matheson; he had an elder brother, also William (d. c.1572). Educated for the priesthood in France, Archibald graduated MA and by June 1562, probably in his early twenties, was parson of ...

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Graham, Sir Robert, of Kinpont (d. 1437), landowner and assassin, was the third son of Patrick Graham of Kincardine and his second wife, Euphemia, daughter of John Stewart of Ralston. Possibly intended for the church, he was educated at the University of Paris...

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Ramsay, John, Lord Bothwell and Lord Balmain (c. 1464–1513), administrator and conspirator, was reputedly the son of Sir John Ramsay of Corstoun and his wife, Janet Napier. Evidence for his early career is found only in late sixteenth-century chronicles, which describe him as a page of ...

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Katherine Stuart, Lady Aubigny (d. 1650) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, c. 1638 Widener Collection, Photograph © 2004 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Stuart [née Howard], Katherine, Lady Aubigny [other married name Katherine Livingston, Viscountess Newburgh] (d. 1650), conspirator, was the daughter of Theophilus Howard, second earl of Suffolk (1584–1640), and Lady Elizabeth Home (c.1599–1633), daughter of George Home, earl of Dunbar...

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Turberville, Sir Thomas de (d. 1295), soldier and traitor, is of uncertain origins, but his father was probably Sir Hugh de Turberville (d. 1293). It was probably Sir Thomas, not a namesake, who was a follower of John Giffard (d. 1299)...