Sir Robert Curzon, Governor of Hammes Castle near Calais in 1499 
[great-grandson of Henry, 2nd son of John Curzon of Kedleston, co. Derby], 
having served in the Turkish War under the Emperor Maximilian, was by him 
created a Baron of the Holy Roman Empire in 1500. In Camden's History of 
Queen Elizabeth it is stated "that King Henry the Eighth did congratulate 
Robert Curzon (whom for his military valour the Emperor Maximilian the 
First had created a Baron of the Sacred Empire) and enrolled him among the 
Barons of England, granting him a yearly pension to maintain his dignity," 
and this statement is repeated by Collins. He is not mentioned in Dugdale, 
and was never a Peer of England, though styled Lord Curzon as a Baron of 
the Empire. He was, with five others, proclaimed a traitor in Nov. 1501, as 
a Yorkist conspirator, but was afterwards taken into the highest favour, was 
granted a pension ; and entertained Queen Katherine of Aragon in 1517, as also 
Henry VIII. himself in 1522 at his house at Ipswich. He d. s.p. His will, 
dated 31 Oct. 1534, was proved Mar. 1534/5 at Hoxne by Margaret, his widow.
Colours — or and gules. 
Badge — a wolf's head erased gules [Standard — MS. I. 2, Coll. Arms].

 

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