Sir Thomas Stradling (by 1495 – 27 January 1571), of St Donats, near Llantwit Major was a Welsh politician.
He was the son of Sir Edward Stradling by his wife, Elizabeth Arundell. One of his sisters, Jane, married John Popham. He himself married Catherine Gamage, and they had two sons, both MPs, David and Edward, and five daughters.
He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for East Grinstead in 1553 and Arundel in 1554.
Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, Knight of the Garter, was an English nobleman, courtier, bibliophile and writer. He was the brother of Queen Elizabeth Woodville who married King Edward IV. He was one of the leading members of the Woodville family, which came to prominence during the reign of King Edward IV. After Edward's death he was arrested and then executed by the future Richard III as part of a power-struggle between Richard and the Woodvilles. He wrote one of the first books printed in England.
Sir John Popham of Wellington, Somerset, was Speaker of the House of Commons, Attorney General and Lord Chief Justice of England.
St Donat's Castle, St Donats, Wales, is a medieval castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, about 16 miles (26 km) to the west of Cardiff, and about 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) to the west of Llantwit Major. Positioned on cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel, the site has been occupied since the Iron Age, and was by tradition the home of the Celtic chieftain Caradog. The present castle's origins date from the 12th century when the de Haweys and later Peter de Stradling began its development. The Stradlings held the castle for four hundred years, until the death of Sir Thomas Stradling in a duel in 1738.
Sir Clement Higham, or Heigham, of Barrow, Suffolk, was an English lawyer and politician, who held a number of positions under to Queen Mary. He was also a barrister-at-law and a Reader and Governor of Lincoln's Inn in London.
Barbara Sidney, Countess of Leicester was a Welsh heiress, and the first wife of Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester. Her family connections tied her to prominent contemporary figures such as Sir Walter Raleigh.
This page is a list of High Sheriffs of Glamorgan. Sheriffs of Glamorgan served under and were answerable to the independent Lords of Glamorgan until that lordship was merged into the crown. This is in contrast to sheriffs of the English shires who were from the earliest times officers of the crown. Sheriffs in the modern sense, appointed and answerable to the crown, were instituted in the county of Glamorgan in 1541.
The Stradling Baronetcy, of St Donat's in the County of Glamorgan, was a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 22 May 1611 for John Stradling, later Member of Parliament for St Germans and Old Sarum and Glamorgan. The second Baronet also represented Glamorgan in Parliament. The fifth Baronet was member of Parliament for Cardiff. The title became extinct on the death of the sixth Baronet in 1738.
Sir John Stradling, 1st Baronet, was a British poet, scholar and politician.
Sir Edward Stradling, 5th Baronet was a Welsh landowner and politician and a baronet in the peerage of England.
Sir Edward Stradling, 2nd Baronet was an English politician at the time of the Civil War.
The Twelve Knights of Glamorgan were a legendary group followers of Robert Fitzhamon (d.1107), the Norman conqueror of Glamorgan. Although Fitzhamon was an actual historical figure, 16th century historians, in particular Sir Edward Stradling, built upon the legend of a group of knights who ruled over the county in his stead. The fact that many of the knights existed during the period gave the legend credence.
Sir Samuel Rolle of Heanton Satchville in the parish of Petrockstowe, Devon, served as Member of Parliament for Callington, Cornwall in 1640 and for Devon 1641–1647. He supported the parliamentary side in the Civil War.
Thomas Palmer, of Parham, Sussex, was an English politician.
Sir Edward Stradling (1529–1609) was an English politician, antiquary and literary patron.
Edward Stradling was a Welsh politician.
Sir Thomas Arundell (1454–1485) was an English nobleman. He was made a Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of Richard III in 1483. Two years later, when Richard III was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth (1485), he was attainted for rebelling against the King. Arundell then gave his support to Henry Tudor in his claim to the throne. His marriage to the heiress, Katherine Dynham, brought great wealth to the Arundell family. She was one of the four sisters and coheirs of John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham.
The historic manor of Iron Acton was a manor centred on the village of Iron Acton in Gloucestershire, England, situated about 9 miles (14 km) north-east of the centre of the City of Bristol. The manor house, known as Acton Court is a Tudor building which survives today, situated at some distance from the village and parish church of St Michael. It was long the principal seat of the prominent Poyntz family, lords of the manor, whose manorial chapel is contained within the parish church.
William Bassett was an Anglo-Welsh gentleman and parliamentarian from Glamorgan, Wales.
Siôn Dafydd Rhys, in Latin Joannes David Rhaesus, also called John David Rhys, or John Davies, was a Welsh physician and grammarian. He wrote the first Welsh grammar in Latin, published in 1592.
St Donat's Church is a Grade I listed church in St Donats, in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. It became a Grade I listed building on 22 February 1963.
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