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"David de Montlieu, Baron de St Hippolyte" by an unknown English artist (1730) at the National Army Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "David Montolieu was a French Huguenot refugee who took service with the British crown. Shown here wearing a cuirass and with his right hand on a baton, Montolieu had fought for King William III in Flanders and at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690."

"David de Montlieu, Baron de St Hippolyte" by an unknown English artist (1730) at the National Army Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "David Montolieu was a French Huguenot refugee who took service with the British crown. Shown here wearing a cuirass and with his right hand on a baton, Montolieu had fought for King William III in Flanders and at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690."

James Northcote RA. -  Lt George Dyer of the Marines, 1780.    Dyer was commissioned into the Marines at the age of 18 in 1776 and finally retired as Second Colonel Commandant in 1816. A highlight of his career was the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794, in which he fought as Captain of Marines on board HMS Orion. However he began to suffer from severe sea sickness & after 1800 he was allowed to spend the remainder of his career ashore, much of it in recruiting.  Royal Marines…

James Northcote RA. - Lt George Dyer of the Marines, 1780. Dyer was commissioned into the Marines at the age of 18 in 1776 and finally retired as Second Colonel Commandant in 1816. A highlight of his career was the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794, in which he fought as Captain of Marines on board HMS Orion. However he began to suffer from severe sea sickness & after 1800 he was allowed to spend the remainder of his career ashore, much of it in recruiting. Royal Marines…

"Lieutenant Thomas George Southwell, Coldstream Guards", Charles Jervas, 1739; National Army Museum NAM. 1964-02-5

"Lieutenant Thomas George Southwell, Coldstream Guards", Charles Jervas, 1739; National Army Museum NAM. 1964-02-5

Anne de Bretagne, born 1477 in Nantes, France.  On the death of her father (Duke Francis II of Brittany) in 1488, she inherited the title of Duchess of Brittany and Countess of Montfort.  In 1490 (age 13) she married by proxy Maximilian I of Austria, which conferred upon her the title Queen of the Romans.  In 1491 she was forced to marry Charles VIII, King of France, and her first marriage was annulled. When Charles died, she married his successor, Louis XII.  She died in 1514.

Anne de Bretagne, born 1477 in Nantes, France. On the death of her father (Duke Francis II of Brittany) in 1488, she inherited the title of Duchess of Brittany and Countess of Montfort. In 1490 (age 13) she married by proxy Maximilian I of Austria, which conferred upon her the title Queen of the Romans. In 1491 she was forced to marry Charles VIII, King of France, and her first marriage was annulled. When Charles died, she married his successor, Louis XII. She died in 1514.

Sir Théodore Turquet de Mayerne  (1573–1655)*  French Huguenot doctor and scientist,  born in Geneva and with an estate in the Pays de Vaud, with a special interest in artists’ pigments, who, after setbacks in Paris, settled in England, where he became chief physician to Anne of Denmark, James I, Charles I and Henrietta Maria

Sir Théodore Turquet de Mayerne (1573–1655)* French Huguenot doctor and scientist, born in Geneva and with an estate in the Pays de Vaud, with a special interest in artists’ pigments, who, after setbacks in Paris, settled in England, where he became chief physician to Anne of Denmark, James I, Charles I and Henrietta Maria

Captain Sir Thomas Hyde Page (1746–1821), FRS, with Townshend Depicted in the Background and Holding Plans for It in His Hand, by James Northcote, National Trust, Tyntesfield.

Captain Sir Thomas Hyde Page (1746–1821), FRS, with Townshend Depicted in the Background and Holding Plans for It in His Hand, by James Northcote, National Trust, Tyntesfield.

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