William Fitzwilliam, first Earl of Southampton
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William Fitzwilliam, first Earl of Southampton

c.1490-1542

Nominated 1526

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One of the young men who formed part of Prince Henry's inner circle and who went on to hold high office after the Prince's accession. He served as Ambassador to France in 1521 before becoming Treasurer of the Household, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Lord High Admiral.