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Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso

(circa 1520-1582), Courtier and Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire

Sitter in 2 portraits
Oliver St John made his career in Parliament and Befordshire politics, and was created first Baron St. John of Bletso in 1559. Serving both in national and county affairs he consistently demonstrated his allegiance to Queen Elizabeth I and was one of the judges who tried Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, in 1572.

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Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso, by George Perfect Harding, after  Arnold Bronckorst - NPG 2408

Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso

by George Perfect Harding, after Arnold Bronckorst
watercolour, 19th century, based on a work of 1578
NPG 2408


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