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1542, Aug 181601, Nov 16
an English nobleman and one of the leaders of the Rising of the North in 1569. In 1588, Westmorland commanded a force of 700 English fugitives in the seaports of Flanders, who with the army of 103 companies of foot and 4000 horse, making together 30,000 men under the Duke of Parma; and besides 12,000 men brought by the Duke of Guise to the coast of Normandy, intended for an attack on the West of England, under cover and protection of the Spanish Armada. Westmorland fled, to live in exile on the Continent; he was attainted by Parliament in 1571. He survived on a small pension from the King of Spain, dying penniless and largely forgotten on 16 November 1601.
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