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Edward Montague, 2nd Earl of Manchester (1602-1671)
Painted c. 1640, British School

 Edward Montagu
©The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Edward Montague succeeded his father as Earl of Manchester in 1642 and commanded the Puritan forces at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644. He is shown in his late thirties or early forties, wearing a breastplate, and therefore presumably before his resignation in 1645.

For forther information:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/edward-montagu-2nd-earl-of-manchester

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