Sir Thomas North

1535-1604

Knight, Lawyer, English Translator, Military Officer, and Justice of the Peace

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There are no known portraits of Thomas North. There are some of his father, Edward North (1st Baron North) and his brother Roger (2nd Baron North). His likely cousin George North, wrote a history text, "A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels" which Dennis McCarthy postulates provided source material for 11 of Shakespeare's plays including Macbeth and King Lear. For further reading please visit Sir Thomas North and Michael Blanding.