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Gray's Pottery

  • GB-1859-SJCR-CI73
  • Corporate body
  • 1912-1959

A family owned firm which hand decorated patterns onto undecorated pottery, called 'white ware'. The firm employed highly-accomplished in-house designers.

John Maddock & Sons Royal Vitreous

  • GB-1859-SJCR-CI72
  • Corporate body
  • 1855-1981

Earthenware manufacturers at Newcastle St, Dale Hall, Burselm in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The firm of John Maddock was founded in the 1830's in premises in Newcastle Street, Burslem. John Maddock was in partnership with Seddon from 1839 to1842. The firm made granite ware for the American market.

Barrett & Son Ltd.

  • GB-1859-SJCR-CI71
  • Corporate body
  • 1935

A ceramic painting firm located in Cambridge providing the College with painted crockery

Shirley, Ralph

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN99
  • Person
  • c.1461-1516

Sir Ralph Shirley was the husband of Lady Anne Shirley, daughter of Sir Henry Vernon of Haddon, Derbyshire. He served as Sheriff of Leicestershire and as bailiff to Lady Margaret Beaufort at Ware.

Scrope, Elizabeth

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN98
  • Person
  • c.1464-1517

Elizabeth Scrope (née Neville) was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1464. She was the daughter of Sir John de Neville, Earl of Northumberland, and Isabel Neville Norreys. Elizabeth married her first husband, Thomas le Scrope, 6th Lord Scrope of Masham, in 1486. She married her second husband, Sir Henry Wentworth, in 1494, following the death of her first husband in 1493. Elizabeth was widowed again after the death of Sir Henry c.1500. She died in 1517 and was buried beside Thomas le Scrope at Ludgate, London.

Stanley, Thomas, 1st Earl of Derby

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN97
  • Person
  • c.1433-1504

Lord Stanley was an English nobleman and the third husband of Lady Margaret Beaufort. He married Lady Margaret in 1472, following the death of his first wife, Eleanor Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury.

A powerful magnate and politician, Stanley inherited a number of significant estates and offices, including the suzerain title King of Mann, by which he assumed certain authoritative powers and control over the Isle of Man. He was made 1st Earl of Derby by his stepson, Henry VII of England, in 1485, and also served as Lord High Constable of England (1483-1504) and High Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Over the course of his life, Stanley advanced his influence both within the English royal court and in the north-west of England, where he held vast estates in Cheshire and Lancashire. He died at Lathom in Lancashire in 1504.

Clarell, James

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN96
  • Person

Cofferer to Lady Margaret Beaufort, 1494 and 1498-9.

Sixtus IV, Pope

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN95
  • Person
  • 1414-1484

Born Francesco della Rovere, Pope Sixtus IV held papal office from 1471 until his death in 1484. Raised in the Italian region of Liguria, Francesco studied at the University of Padua and, as a young man, became a member of the Franciscan Order. He served as Minister General of the Order from 1464 to 1469 and as Cardinal-priest of San Pietro in Vincoli from 1467 to 1471. As Pope, Sixtus was a patron of both the arts and sciences – the Sistine Chapel in Rome was famously restored during his time in office – yet his papacy was also characterised by nepotism and rumours of sexual scandal.

Sante, John

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN94
  • Person
  • d.1496

John Sante was elected as abbot of Abingdon on 29 November 1468. It is not known when and where he was born, nor at what point he entered the Abingdon Abbey as a Benedictine monk. From 1468 onwards, however, Sante was active in a number of important diplomatic and administrative assignments, both on behalf of the English crown and, from the mid-1470s, the papal curia. He was made papal nuncio and commissary to England, Ireland and Wales, and in 1477, appointed to the highest rank of papal legate by Pope Sixtus IV. Sante served both Edward IV and Henry VII of England, but in 1489, was accused of conspiracy against the king in having sought to further the rebellion of John de la Pole, earl of Lincoln, two years earlier. As a result of this, Sante’s property as abbot was confiscated. He was pardoned in 1493.

Innocent VIII, Pope

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN93
  • Person
  • 1432-1492

Giovanni Battista Cybo (or ‘Cibo’) was born in Genoa to an eminent Genoese family. His father, Arano Cybo (c.1375-c.1455) was viceroy of Naples and Giovanni Battista was consequently closely aligned with the Neapolitan court for a good part of his early life. He was consecrated as Bishop of Savona in 1467 by Pope Paul II and was made a cardinal by Pope Sixtus IV in 1473. When Pope Sixtus died in 1484, Giovanni Battista succeeded him as Pope Innocent VIII until his own death in 1492.

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