Frances Walsingham (1567-1633), Countess of Essex and Countess of Clanricarde was an English noblewoman. The daughter of Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I's Secretary of State, she became the wife of Sir Philip Sidney at age 16. Her second husband was Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's favourite, with whom she had five children. Shortly after his execution in 1601 she married her lover, Richard Burke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, and went to live in Ireland.
Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate.
Lettice Knollys, great-niece of Anne Boleyn, Granddaughter of Mary Boleyn Laetitia Knollys, Countess of Essex and Leicester (November 1543 - 25 December 1634), normally referred to as Lettice Knollys, was born in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire. She was the mother of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth I's famous courtier. In her second marriage, Lettice Knollys was wife to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester Elizabeth I's favorite. Elizabeth hated her for it.
Elisabeth of Valois by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1565. Eldest daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici, sister of Francis II of France, and sister-in-law and close friend of Mary Queen of Scots. She married Philip II of Spain afer the death of Mary I of England.
Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were her parents. House of Tudor. 1st cousin 13 times removed to Queen Elizabeth II. Reign: 44 yrs, 4 mos, 5 days. Succeeded by her 3rd cousin, James, of Scotland. The movie with Kate Blanchett as Queen Liz I was incredible!
Sir Thomas Knyvet, Baron Knyvet of Esrick, of an East Anglian family. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth I during her Royal Progress in Norfolk in 1578, became High Sheriff of Norfolk the following year. Helped foil the Gunpowder Plot. Niece Catherine Knyvet married Thos. Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk. Niece Anne Vavasour was mistress of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (w/whom Knyvet feuded), bore him a son. House was at site of 10 Downing st. 2x gt grndson 1st Duke of Norfolk, 1/2 2nd cousin…
A 16th century miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the sister of a king (Edward V), the niece of a king (Richard III), the wife of a king (Henry VII), the mother of a king (Henry VIII), and the grandmother to a king (Edward VI) and two queens (Mary I and Elizabeth I).
Frances Walsingham, countess of Essex, daughter to Sir Francis Walsingham, and wife to Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and her son Robert, later the third Earl of Essex, by Robert Peake the elder, 1594.
Elizabeth I., circa late 1590s. Possibly one of the portraits done for distribution, with Her Majesty's approval. So popular and in demand were her portraits, Elizabeth permitted mass production of her image, for the people.
Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister Henry's sister was first married to Louis XII of France, much against her will. She was 19 at the time; Louis was 52. He only lived for 3 months after the wedding. Anyway, Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's. Henry was furious with them both for taking his sister, such a valuable pawn, off the political marriage market. Mary and Charles Brandon are the ancestors of Lady Jane Grey
Arabella Stuart was a direct descendant of King Henry VII of England. As the only child of Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox and Elizabeth Cavendish, she was a grandchild of Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox and Margaret Douglas, who was, in turn, the daughter of Margaret Tudor, widow of James IV of Scotland, mother of James V of Scotland, and daughter of England's Henry VII. Margaret Douglas was the product of Margaret Tudor's second marriage, to Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus.