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.
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Tudor queen w/red hair. Elizabeth I (1538–1603) was queen of England/Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the 5th & last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed 2-1/2 yrs after her birth, & Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. When all the family intrigue & in-fighting was said & done, she prevailed & became successor to the Crown
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.
An example of a stomacher, might be from Tudor era though. 1588 - 1590 (c), attrib to Robert Peake the elder (c 1551-1619), previously attrib to Gheeraerts Portrait of Elizabeth Buxton, nee Kemp oil on canvas, about 1588 to 1590
A portrait of Lady Frances Walsingham, Countess of Essex with her son Robert. By Robert Peake the Elder, 1594. Frances was the daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham, and the widow of Sir Philip Sidney, the courtier and poet. When Sidney died in battle, his friend the Earl of Essex married Frances to protect her. Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, was beheaded for treason in 1601.
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
For some time before 1592, Arbella was considered one of the natural candidates for succession to the English crown, after her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (Marshall, 601). However, between the end of 1592 and the spring of 1593, the influential Cecils, Elizabeth's Secretaries of State Lord Burghley and his son Sir Robert Cecil) turned their attention away from Arbella towards James VI of Scotland...
Mary Stuart ~ Beautiful & charming, with no judgment. ~ Popularly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, her tragic life has made her one of the best-known women of her time. She ruled Scotland for 25 tumultuous years, ending in 1567. Fleeing Prot. Scotland, Mary only found confinement in England. Under the laws of succession, Mary was next in line to the English throne after her sister, Queen Elizabeth I, who was childless. To Catholics, Elizabeth was illegitimate and Mary was the true heir…
Lady Katherine Grey and her son Edward Seymour, Lord Beauchamp. She was Lady Jane Grey's sister, and the only one of the Grey sisters to have issue. She forfeited her consequence by marrying secretly the 1st Earl of Hertford, the son of the Duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour. In prison or under house arrest for the balance of her life, and her children considered for many years illegitimate because their parents couldn't prove their marriage.
Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 - (Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland) was queen regnant of Scotland. Mary spent most of her childhood in France whilst Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. Vivacious, beautiful, and clever, Mary had a promising childhood. She was considered a pretty child and later, as a woman, strikingly attractive. She was a favourite with everyone, except Henry II's wife Catherine de' Medici.