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  1. Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

    Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

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    English nobleman

  2. Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough

    Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough

    43 views
    British, Socialite

  3. Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

    Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

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    Earl of Leicester

  4. Robert Walpole

    Robert Walpole

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    Prime Minister of Great Britain

  5. Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset

    Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset

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    Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, (c. 1587; 17 July 1645), was a politician, and favourite of King James I of England.


  6. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

    George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

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    George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham KG (28 August 1592 – 23 August 1628) was the favourite, claimed by some to be the lover, of King James I of England. Despite a very patchy political and military record, he remained at the height of royal favour for the first two years of the reign of Charles I, until he was assassinated. He was one of the most rewarded royal courtiers in all history.


  7. Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March

    Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March

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    Roger de Mortimer, 3rd Baron Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (25 April 1287 – 29 November 1330), was an English nobleman and powerful Marcher lord, who had gained many estates in the Welsh Marches and Ireland following his advantageous marriage to the wealthy heiress Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville. In November 1316, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1322 for having led the Marcher lords in a revolt against King Edward II in what became known as the Despenser War. He later escaped to France, where he was joined by Edward's queen consort Isabella, whom he took as his mistress.


  8. Thomas Wolsey

    Thomas Wolsey

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    Statesman and Cardinal

  9. John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

    John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

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    John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute KG, PC (25 May 1713 – 10 March 1792), styled Lord Mount Stuart before 1723, was a Scottish nobleman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain (1762–1763) under George III, and was arguably the last important favourite in British politics. He was the first Prime Minister from Scotland following the Acts of Union in 1707.


  10. Elizabeth Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery

    Elizabeth Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery

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    Elizabeth Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery (January/March 1737 – 30 April 1831) was the daughter of Charles Spencer and Elizabeth Trevor.


  11. Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham

    Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham

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  12. Christopher Hatton

    Christopher Hatton

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    Sir Christopher Hatton (1540 – 20 November 1591) was an English politician, lord chancellor of England and a favourite of Elizabeth I of England.


  13. Hugh Despenser the Younger

    Hugh Despenser the Younger

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    Hugh Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser (c. 1286 – 24 November 1326), also referred to as "the younger Despenser", was the son and heir of Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester (the elder Despenser), and Isabella daughter of William, 9th Earl of Warwick.


  14. Sir James Scudamore

    Sir James Scudamore

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    Sir James Scudamore (also spelled Skidmore, Skidmur or Skidmuer) was a gentleman usher at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Born at Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, he was the eldest son of Sir John Scudamore, Custos Rotulorum of Herefordshire and his first wife Eleanor Croft, daughter of former Lord Deputy of Ireland James Croft. He would assume that title in 1616, and remained Custos Rotulorum for two years until his own death in 1619. Scudamore was respected for his tilting skill and his embodiment of the ideals of chivalry.


  15. Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex

    Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex

    3 views
    British, Judge

  16. Pierre de Bocosel de Chastelard

    Pierre de Bocosel de Chastelard

    2 views
    French, Writer

  17. John Brown (servant)

    John Brown (servant)

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    John Brown (8 December 1826 – 27 March 1883) was a Scottish personal servant and favourite of Queen Victoria for many years. He was appreciated by many (including the Queen) for his competence and companionship, and resented by others for his influence and informal manner. The exact nature of his relationship with Victoria was the subject of great speculation by contemporaries, and continues to be controversial today.


  18. George Edward Anson

    George Edward Anson

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    George Edward Anson (1812 – 1849) was a courtier and British politician.


  19. Roger d'Amory

    Roger d'Amory

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    Sir Roger d'Amory, Lord d'Amory, Baron of Armoy in Ireland, (b. ca. 1290 – d. bef. 14 March 1321/1322) was a nobleman and Constable of Corfe Castle.


  20. Lady Sarah Lennox

    Lady Sarah Lennox

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    Lady Sarah Lennox (14 February 1745 – August 1826) was the most notorious of the famous Lennox Sisters, daughters of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond.


  21. Mrs. Pack

    Mrs. Pack

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    Mrs. Pack (died 1694) was a wet nurse to the child William, Duke of Gloucester (1689 – 1700); she was believed indispensable to the boy's health, and because of that, came to exercise considerable control over the household of his mother, the future Anne of the United Kingdom. She has been called a forerunner of the British Nanny.


  22. Baptist May

    Baptist May

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    Baptist May (1628–1698) was a Royal courtier during the reign of Charles II of England. He is said to have been Charles's closest and most trusted servant, largely as a result of his knowledge that the king did not like to be approached on matters of business.


  23. Sir Henry Firebrace

    Sir Henry Firebrace

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    Sir Henry Firebrace (c. 1619 - 1691) was a courtier to Charles I, serving during his conflicts with Parliament throughout the era of the English Civil Wars. He later served Charles II as a Clerk of the Green Cloth and was knighted about 1685.


  24. William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland

    William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland

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    British, Diplomat

  25. Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall

    Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall

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    British, Politician

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