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Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author

Bernard Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1155 words.

Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author, was born on 29 May 1841 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the son of Matthew Anderson (1804–1888), crown solicitor,...

Ashton [Assheton], Sir John (d. 1427), soldier and administrator

Henry Summerson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 416 words.

Ashton [Assheton], Sir John (d. 1427), soldier and administrator, came of a gentry family which took its name from Ashton under Lyne in Lancashire, and which had estates there, as well as...

Ashton, Sir Robert (d. 1384), soldier and administrator

Michael Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration; UK Politics. 895 words.

Ashton, Sir Robert (d. 1384), soldier and administrator, came from Long Ashton in Somerset, and was the son of another Robert Ashton. The younger Robert's date of birth is uncertain, but he...

Athée, Girard d' (fl. 1198–c. 1210), mercenary and administrator

Nicholas Vincent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 861 words.

Athée, Girard d' (fl. 1198–c. 1210), mercenary and administrator, was a native of Athée near Tours in north-west France. With hostile intent, the French chronicler Guillaume le Breton...

Babthorpe, Sir Robert (d. 1436), soldier and administrator

Helen Castor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 789 words.

Babthorpe, Sir Robert (d. 1436), soldier and administrator, rose to prominence in the service of the Lancastrian dynasty. The family came from Babthorpe, in the parish of Hemingbrough,...

Badlesmere, Sir Bartholomew (c. 1275–1322), soldier and administrator

J. R. Maddicott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 945 words.

Badlesmere, Sir Bartholomew (c. 1275–1322), soldier and administrator, was the son and heir of Guncelin of Badlesmere (d. 1301), of Badlesmere, Kent, and an unknown mother. Like his father,...

Barkstead, John [created Sir John Barkstead under the protectorate] (d. 1662), major-general and regicide

Christopher Durston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; UK Politics; British History; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 841 words.

Barkstead, John [created Sir John Barkstead under the protectorate] (d. 1662), major-general and regicide, was probably the son of Michael Barkstead, a London goldsmith, and his wife, Anne,...

Barrow, John (1808–1898)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 11 words.

See Barrow, Sir John, first baronet

Arctic council

Alpine Club

Beauchamp, Sir Walter (d. 1430), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons

Henry Summerson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 505 words.

Beauchamp, Sir Walter (d. 1430), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was probably the second son of Sir John Beauchamp of Powick, Worcestershire, and his wife,...

Beaufort, John, marquess of Dorset and marquess of Somerset (c. 1371–1410), soldier and administrator

G. L. Harriss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1450 words.

Beaufort, John, marquess of Dorset and marquess of Somerset (c. 1371–1410), soldier and administrator, was the first offspring of the liaison between John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster...

Blount, Charles, eighth Baron Mountjoy and earl of Devonshire (1563–1606), soldier and administrator

Christopher Maginn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 3583 words.

Blount, Charles, eighth Baron Mountjoy and earl of Devonshire (1563–1606), soldier and administrator, was the second son of James Blount, sixth Baron Mountjoy (1532/3–1581), nobleman [see...

Bonsall, Sir Arthur Wilfred [Bill] (1917–2014), intelligence officer and civil servant

David Omand.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1917 words.

Bonsall, Sir Arthur Wilfred [Bill] (1917–2014), intelligence officer and civil servant, was born on 25 June 1917 at 1 Clairville Road, Middlesbrough, the elder son of Wilfred Cook Bonsall...

Boteler, Ralph, first Baron Sudeley (c. 1394–1473), soldier and administrator

A. C. Reeves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1280 words.

Boteler, Ralph, first Baron Sudeley (c. 1394–1473), soldier and administrator, was the youngest surviving son of Thomas Boteler of Sudeley, Gloucestershire, and Alice (d. 1443), daughter of...

Bowes, Sir George (1527–1580), soldier and administrator

Christine M. Newman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1523 words.

Bowes, Sir George (1527–1580), soldier and administrator, was the eldest surviving son of Richard Bowes, esquire (c.1497–1558), soldier, and his wife [see Bowes, Elizabeth (bap. 1505, d. in...

Brocas, Sir Bernard (c. 1330–1395), soldier and administrator

Henry Summerson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 973 words.

Brocas, Sir Bernard (c. 1330–1395), soldier and administrator, was a younger son of Sir John Brocas (d. 1365) of Clewer and Windsor, Berkshire, and his first wife, Margaret (d. in or before...

Browne, Sir Richard, first baronet (c. 1602–1669), parliamentarian army officer and lord mayor of London

Keith Lindley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1645 words.

Browne, Sir Richard, first baronet (c. 1602–1669), parliamentarian army officer and lord mayor of London, was born in London, the second son of John Browne (or Moses) of Wokingham,...

Burchett, Josiah (c. 1666–1746), secretary of the Admiralty

John B. Hattendorf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1616 words.

Burchett, Josiah (c. 1666–1746), secretary of the Admiralty, was possibly the third son of John Burchett (fl. 1619–1666) of Sandwich, Kent, and his second wife, Katherine (d. 1681). The...

Burgh, Thomas, Baron Burgh (c. 1430–1496), administrator and soldier

Rosemary Horrox.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 755 words.

Burgh, Thomas, Baron Burgh (c. 1430–1496), administrator and soldier, was the eldest son of Thomas Burgh and Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Sir Henry Percy of Harthill, Yorkshire. He...

Camoys, Thomas, Baron Camoys (c. 1350–1420/21), administrator and soldier

John L. Leland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 934 words.

Camoys, Thomas, Baron Camoys (c. 1350–1420/21), administrator and soldier, was the son of John Camoys and heir of his uncle Thomas, Lord Camoys. The uncle died on 11 April 1372, and his...

Cannon, Richard (1779–1865), civil servant and military historian

James Lunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 526 words.

Cannon, Richard (1779–1865), civil servant and military historian, was educated at Christ's Hospital, London. On 1 January 1802 he was appointed to a clerkship at the Horse Guards, one of...