Mar. 10th, 2016

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Died on this day in 1572 aged 89 William Paulet , 1st Marquess of Winchester (my toy,wikipedia). Father of John who married Elizabeth, sister of Jane wife of Henry VIII. William had a long career as a courtier, holding many positions. He was a friend of Cromwell (of Wolf Hall fame...).

Born on this day in 1682 William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (my toy,wikipedia). Father of Frederick who married Mary, daughter of George II. William was his father's 7th son, but for some reason inherited anyway (one of his older brothers was too busy being King of Sweden, I expect the others died).

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