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Sir Robert Dent, (1895-1983) knighted in 1951 for his work in the House of Commons as the Clerk of Public Bills. He fought in both World Wars, served as High Sheriff of Westmorland, and lived at the splendid Palladian mansion Flass, set on the River Lyvennet in Cumbria.

Sir Robert Dent, (1895-1983) knighted in 1951 for his work in the House of Commons as the Clerk of Public Bills. He fought in both World Wars, served as High Sheriff of Westmorland, and lived at the splendid Palladian mansion Flass, set on the River Lyvennet in Cumbria.

Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington He helped devise the institution of the title baronet as a means for King James I to raise funds. Despite an early period of goodwill with King James, his approach to public life was essentially based on that "sacred obligation of the king to put his trust in parliaments" which in 1628 was expressed in his monograph The Dangers wherein the Kingdom now standeth, and the Remedye.

Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington He helped devise the institution of the title baronet as a means for King James I to raise funds. Despite an early period of goodwill with King James, his approach to public life was essentially based on that "sacred obligation of the king to put his trust in parliaments" which in 1628 was expressed in his monograph The Dangers wherein the Kingdom now standeth, and the Remedye.

Edward IV 1461-1470 1471-1483  Was King twice, he fled to France in 1470, but later returned fought back against Henry VI and raclaimed the crown.

Edward IV 1461-1470 1471-1483 Was King twice, he fled to France in 1470, but later returned fought back against Henry VI and raclaimed the crown.

Henry IV 1399-1413  Seized the crown from his cousin Richard II.

Henry IV 1399-1413 Seized the crown from his cousin Richard II.

Called Sir George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer of Dunham Massey (1622-1684)

Called Sir George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer of Dunham Massey (1622-1684)

Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Bt, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen), (1629) - NPG 534 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Bt, after Cornelius Johnson (Jonson or Jonson van Ceulen), (1629) - NPG 534 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Lot | Sotheby's / George Chinnery Portrait of Thomas Hooke Pearson

Lot | Sotheby's / George Chinnery Portrait of Thomas Hooke Pearson

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