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Edmund Mortimer

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1391–1425),

5th earl of March and 8th earl of Ulster. Following the death of the 4th earl in 1398, another long minority further weakened the Mortimer interest in Ireland,...

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Elizabeth of Bohemia

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1596–1662).

The lives of Elizabeth and her husband are part of the fabric of European history. The eldest daughter of James VI and I and sister of Charles I, she ...

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Gowrie conspiracy

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — British History.

1600.

James VI of Scotland mistrusted the Gowrie family. The 1st earl of Gowrie had held James captive after the Ruthven raid in 1582. On 5 August 1600, while hunting, James was...

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1st duke of Somerset, Edmund Beaufort

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — British History.

(c. 1406–55).

Beaufort was frequently employed in the defence of Lancastrian France, with the backing of his uncle, Cardinal Beaufort. He succeeded to the titles of his elder...

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