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George Cavendish

George Cavendish (c. 1500-c.1562), was the great-grandson of Sir John Cavendish from whom the Dukes of Devonshire and the Dukes of Newcastle inherited the family name of Cavendish. George was an English courtier and author and the brother of William Cavendish, the third husband of Bess of Hardwick. He became a gentleman-usher to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in his late twenties. In his retirement at Glemsford[?], Suffolk, he wrote Life of Cardinal Wolsey which was published posthumously.



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