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Diana de Vere, nee Cecil, Countess of Oxford, 1614 William Larkin. Diana Cecil's dress is an amazing tour de force of slashing in this portrait by William Larkin. Married to Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford, she was the daughter of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter. Great granddaughter of Elizabeth's Lord Burghley, she became countess of Elgin by her second marriage. She left no issue.
Elizabeth Bassett, Countess of Newcastle by William Larkin (attributed to) Date painted: c.1614–1618 @ Kenwood House, London
Susan Feilding, née Villiers by William Larkin, ca 1616 England. married Sir William Feilding, later Earl of Denbigh. 5 children, all nobles or married to same. Lady of the Bedchamber to Henrietta Maria. Fled to France during Civil War, converted to Catholicism and lost her English property. Died in France.
A portrait of William Of Orange. By Adriaen Thomasz Key, 1580. Also widely known as William the Silent, main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. Born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, became Prince of Orange in 1544.Founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau, ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands.
On this day 6th January, 1066 the last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold II was crowned. He reigned for ten months before he died at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror. Harold was the first of only three Kings of England to have died in battle, the other being Richard I and Richard III