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Blount, Sir Christopher (1555/6–1601), soldier and conspirator, was the second son of Thomas Blount (b. before 1523, d. 1568) of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Blount's early life was profoundly shaped by two key influences: devout Catholicism (especially on the part of his mother, Margery, ...

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Sir Peter Carew (1514?–1575) by Gerlach Flicke National Gallery of Scotland

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Carew, Sir Peter (1514?–1575), soldier and conspirator, was the third son of Sir William Carew (c.1483–1536) of Mohun's Ottery, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1554), daughter of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham and his second wife, Mary. The eldest son, ...

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James Hind (bap. 1616, d. 1652) by unknown engraver, pubd 1651 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hind, James (bap. 1616, d. 1652), highwayman and royalist soldier, was baptized at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 15 July 1616, the tenth of thirteen children of Edward Hind (d. 1656), a saddler, and his wife, Anne Smythe. His father was evidently a man of some position in the parish, three times serving as churchwarden. On 24 February 1638 ...

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Horsey, Sir Edward (d. 1583), conspirator and soldier, was the eldest son of Jasper Horsey (d. 1546) of Exton, Devon, and his wife, Joan, daughter and heir of William Welford. Jasper Horsey was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1522, served in the household of the ...