Sir Thomas Coningsby (1550-1625), Soldier
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An associate of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Coningsby travelled to Vienna and northern Italy with Leicester's nephew, Philip Sidney. After Leicester's death, Coningsby found a new patron in Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and joined his expedition to Normandy in 1591. Coningsby later founded a home for retired soldiers known as 'Coningsby's Company of Old Servitors'.