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1533 ca1582
an English peer. He inherited his title on the death of his father. He was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Queen Mary (29 September 1553); and was Lord Lieutenant of Dorset in 1559. He was one of the commissioners who tried the Duke of Norfolk in 1572, and spent the fortune of his family in the pursuit of alchemy. Lord Burghley encouraged him in the manufacture of alum and copperas between 1566 and 1572. Blount also had a reputation as a supporter of Protestantism, in line with that of his father and grandfather.
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