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Anne [Anne of Cleves] (1515–1557), queen of England, fourth consort of Henry VIII  

Retha M. Warnicke

Anne [Anne of Cleves] (1515–1557), queen of England, fourth consort of Henry VIII, was the daughter of Johann (III), duke of Juliers-Cleves (1490–1539), and Maria (1491–1543), heir of Juliers (or Jülich). From 1511 Johann ruled Juliers in his wife's right and in 1521 inherited ...

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Anne [Anne of Cleves] (1515–1557)  

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Anne (1515–1557) by Hans Holbein the younger, 1539 © Photo RMN – Hervé Lewandowski

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Anne [Anne Boleyn] (c. 1500–1536), queen of England, second consort of Henry VIII  

E. W. Ives

Anne [Anne Boleyn] (c. 1500–1536), queen of England, second consort of Henry VIII, was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, earl of Ormond and of Wiltshire (1476/7–1539), and Elizabeth (d. 1538), daughter of Thomas Howard, second duke of Norfolk (1443–1524), and his first wife, ...

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Anstis, John (1708–1754), herald  

Adrian Ailes

Anstis, John (1708–1754), herald, was born on 17 November 1708 in St Clement Danes, Westminster, the seventh of fourteen children and eldest surviving son of John Anstis the elder (1669–1744), Garter king of arms, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1675–c.1735)...

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Armstrong, Archibald [Archy] (d. 1672), court fool  

R. Malcolm Smuts

Armstrong, Archibald [Archy] (d. 1672), court fool, was born of Scottish parents, perhaps at Arthuret in Cumberland or Langholm, Roxburghshire; his father was also named Archibald Armstrong. Young Archy's early life and the means by which he first entered the service of King James VI and I...

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Armstrong, Archibald (d. 1672)  

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Archibald Armstrong (d. 1672) by Thomas Cecill, pubd 1630 © Copyright The British Museum

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Arundell of Trerice, Sir John (c. 1495–1560)  

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Barker, Sir Christopher (d. 1550), herald  

Robert Yorke

Barker, Sir Christopher (d. 1550), herald, was one of three sons of William Barker of Stokesley, Yorkshire, and his wife, Jane, daughter of William Carlill or Carlisle of Newcastle; there were also half-brothers and a half-sister. Christopher Carlill (d. 1511), Norroy king of arms, was his uncle, and another ...

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Barrington [née Lytton], Judith, Lady Barrington (d. 1657), gentlewoman  

Caroline M. K. Bowden

Barrington [née Lytton], Judith, Lady Barrington (d. 1657), gentlewoman, was the daughter of the MP Sir Rowland Lytton (d. 1615) of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Her family had puritan sympathies and was one in which daughters were encouraged to read. In 1612 she married ...

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Baynton, Sir Edward (c. 1495–1544)  

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Belmaine, Jean (fl. 1546–1559), royal tutor  

Gordon Kipling

Belmaine, Jean (fl. 1546–1559), royal tutor, is of uncertain origins. He probably came to England from France in the wake of the French persecutions of religious evangelicals after the edict of Fontainebleau (1540). He certainly had Calvinist sympathies: his corrections to Edward VI's...

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Blage, Sir George (c. 1512–1551), courtier  

Alec Ryrie

Blage, Sir George (c. 1512–1551), courtier, was the younger son of Sir Robert Blage of Broke Montagu, Somerset (d. 1522), and of Mary, the daughter of John Brooke, seventh Baron Cobham. He is said to have been educated at Cambridge. By 1535 he was in diplomatic service, working in ...

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Blount, Charles, fifth Baron Mountjoy (1516–1544), courtier and patron of learning  

James P. Carley

Blount, Charles, fifth Baron Mountjoy (1516–1544), courtier and patron of learning, was the eldest son of William Blount, fourth Baron Mountjoy (c. 1478–1534), and his third wife, Alice Brown, née Kebel (or Keble; d. 1521). Charles was born on 28 June 1516 in ...

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Blount [married names Tailboys, Fiennes de Clinton], Elizabeth (c. 1500–1539x41), royal mistress  

Beverley A. Murphy

Blount [married names Tailboys, Fiennes de Clinton], Elizabeth (c. 1500–1539x41), royal mistress, was the second daughter of John Blount of Kinlet (1484–1531) and his wife, Katherine (1483–1540), heir of Sir Hugh Peshall of Knightley and his wife, Isabel Stanley of Elford...