Friday, September 20, 2002

The second son, Sir Henry Montagu (c. 1563-1642), was called to Parliament under James I. Perhaps his greatest achievement was to pay £20,000 to the Duke of Buckingham in 1620 for the office of Lord Treasurer of England, and in addition to be raised to the peerage as Baron Montagu of Kimbolton, Huntington, and Viscount Mandeville. It was at Kimbolton Castle that Catherine of Aragon spent her last ten years. Made Earl of Manchester in the country of Lancashire on the accession of Charles I, he was also a theologian and a drunkard.

Arthus Foss, The Dukes of Britain (133)

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