John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford
m. ABT 1483
- John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford - 1554/55
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John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, KG, PC, JP (c. 1485 – 14 March 1554/1555) was an English royal minister in the Tudor era. He served variously as Lord High Admiral and Lord Privy Seal.
Among lands and property he was given by Henry VIII after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, were the Abbey and town of Tavistock, and the area that is now Covent Garden.
Russell is the ancestor of all subsequent Earls and Dukes of Bedford and Earls Russell, including John Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and philosopher Bertrand Russell, as well as of Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.