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Russell, John, first earl of Bedford (c. 1485–1555), courtier and magnate

Diane Willen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/24319

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Russell, John, first earl of Bedford (c. 1485–1555), courtier and magnate, was probably born in Dorset, the son and heir of James Russell (d. 1505/6), landowner, of Kingston Russell, Dorset, and his first wife, Alice, daughter of John Wise of Sydenham, Devon...

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Subjects: UK Politics ; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours ; Local and Family History ; History ; History of Agriculture ; Social and Cultural History

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