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The Tudor Society

November 1 – A powerful baron who escaped charges of treason

On this day in Tudor history, 1st November 1527, in the reign of King Henry VIII, courtier and diplomat William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham was born.

Baron Cobham was close to William Cecil, Baron Burghley. who was Queen Elizabeth’s I’s chief advisor, so Cobham became powerful in Elizabeth's reign. Cobham served Elziabeth in a number of important offices and was able to escape charges of treason twice thanks to the influence of his friends and patrons.

Find out more about Baron Cobham's life, career, and brushes with rebellions and plots...

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November 1 – A powerful baron who escaped charges of treason