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Verney, Sir Edmund (1590-1642), courtier and politician

Susan E. Whyman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Verney, Sir Edmund (1590-1642), courtier and politician, was born on 1 January 1590 in Drury Lane, London, the second son of Sir Edmund Verney (1535-1600), knight of Penley, Hertfordshire, and his third wife, Mary Blakeney (d. 1642). Sir Edmund's first well-documented ancestor, Sir Ralph Verney, a mercer, had been appointed ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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