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St John, Oliver, first earl of Bolingbroke (c. 1584-1646), politician

Sean Kelsey

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/24503

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St John, Oliver, first earl of Bolingbroke (c. 1584-1646), politician, was the son and heir of Oliver St John, third Baron St John of Bletso (c.1545-1618), and his wife, Dorothy (d. 1605), daughter and heir of John Read of Boddington, Gloucestershire. His grandfather Oliver (d. 1582) had been created first ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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