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Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth (1560?-1639), Courtier, royalist and politician; MP for Grampound

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A soldier and courtier, Robert Carey was the first to bring the news of Elizabeth I's death to James VI of Scotland. He became a favourite of James after his accession to the English throne, and was made Chamberlain to Prince Charles in 1617.