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A portrait of Elizabeth of Valois, eldest daughter of Henri II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she share her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots; the 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. She married Philip II of Spain. Philip was so enchanted by his 14 yr old bride that he gave up his mistress.
1589 Elizabeth Brydges, maid of honor to Queen Elizabeth by Hieronimo Custodis (Woburn Abbey, Woburn UK) "ELIZABETH BRYDGES (1574-October, 1617) Elizabeth Brydges was the daughter of Giles Brydges, 3rd baron Chandos (1547-February 21,1594) and Frances Clinton (1551-September 12,1623).Excerpt: She and Elizabeth Russell were turned out of the Coffer Chamber for going to watch the earl play at ballon without permission, later allowed to return to Court.
Jean Gordon, Countess of Bothwell, 1566. Artist unknown, of Netherlandish school. Jean Gordon, Countess of Bothwell (1546–1629) was a wealthy Scottish noblewoman and the first wife of James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell who became, after his divorce from Lady Jean, the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. Lady Jean herself had three husbands. Upon her second marriage, she became the Countess of Sutherland. Alexander Ogilvy was her third husband. She lived a complex and long life.