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Bradeston, Thomas, Lord Bradeston (d. 1360), soldier and royal councillor  

Nigel Saul

Bradeston, Thomas, Lord Bradeston (d. 1360), soldier and royal councillor, was probably the son of Robert de Bradeston, a minor landowner of Breadstone, Gloucestershire. The Bradestons were close allies of the Berkeleys of Berkeley Castle, their near neighbours, and Thomas probably began his career in the ...

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Burley, Sir Simon (1336?–1388), soldier and courtier  

John L. Leland

Burley, Sir Simon (1336?–1388), soldier and courtier, was the second of at least three sons of a minor Herefordshire landowner, perhaps Roger Burley (fl. 1322–1331); Simon's nephew was also named Roger. Simon's elder brother Sir John Burley, and John's son Sir Richard...

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Devereux, John, Baron Devereux (d. 1393), soldier and royal councillor  

Carole Rawcliffe

Devereux, John, Baron Devereux (d. 1393), soldier and royal councillor, of Dinton, Buckinghamshire, was reputedly a younger son of William Devereux of Bodenham, Herefordshire, but his background remains obscure. The foundations of his reputation for military prowess were already laid before 1366 (by when he was certainly a knight), the year he was recruited by the great Breton commander ...

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Fitzalan, Richard, third earl of Arundel and eighth earl of Surrey (c. 1313–1376), soldier, diplomat, and royal councillor  

C. Given-Wilson

Fitzalan, Richard, third earl of Arundel and eighth earl of Surrey (c. 1313–1376), soldier, diplomat, and royal councillor, known as ‘Copped Hat’, was the son of Edmund Fitzalan, second earl of Arundel (1285–1326), and Alice, sister of John de Warenne, seventh earl of Surrey...

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Grey, Richard de (d. before 1272), baron and member of Henry III's military household  

Robert C. Stacey

Grey, Richard de (d. before 1272), baron and member of Henry III's military household, was the eldest son of Henry de Grey of Codnor, Derbyshire, and Thurrock, Essex (d. 1219), and Isolda (d. 1246), sister and coheir of Robert Bardolf of ...

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Hay, John, of Cromlix, Jacobite duke of Inverness (1691–1740), Jacobite courtier and army officer  

Margaret D. Sankey

Hay, John, of Cromlix, Jacobite duke of Inverness (1691–1740), Jacobite courtier and army officer, was the third son of Thomas Hay, seventh earl of Kinnoull (c.1660–1719), and Elizabeth (1669–1696), only daughter of William Drummond, first viscount of Strathallan. George Hay, eighth earl of Kinnoull...

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Ingham, Oliver, Lord Ingham (c. 1287–1344), soldier and seneschal of Aquitaine  

Malcolm Vale

Ingham, Oliver, Lord Ingham (c. 1287–1344), soldier and seneschal of Aquitaine, was son and heir of Sir John Ingham (1260–1309), of Ingham, Norfolk, and his wife, Margery. His father served in Edward I's Scottish wars and he was himself summoned for military service in ...

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Scrope, William, earl of Wiltshire (1351?–1399), soldier, administrator, and courtier  

Brigette Vale

Scrope, William, earl of Wiltshire (1351?–1399), soldier, administrator, and courtier, was the eldest son of Richard Scrope, first Baron Scrope of Bolton (c. 1327–1403), and Blanche de la Pole, sister of Michael, earl of Suffolk. He followed in the footsteps of his father in entering the service of ...