Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche

Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche
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Born6 June 1556
Died18 August 1625(1625-08-18) (aged 69)
Spouse(s)Eleanor Zouche
Sarah Harrington
Parent(s)George la Zouche, 10th Baron Zouche

Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, 12th Baron St Maur (6 June 1556 – 18 August 1625) was an English diplomat. He is remembered chiefly for his lone vote against the condemnation of Mary, Queen of Scots, and for organising the ill-fated stag-hunt where his guest, the Archbishop of Canterbury, accidentally killed a man.

Early life

Zouche was the son of George la Zouche, 10th Baron Zouche and his wife Margaret, née Welby. He was a royal ward from 1570, under the care of William Cecil. In a letter to Cecil written in 1596, Zouche confessed that he spent his patrimony as a youth, having indulged in "little searching for knowledge".[1]

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