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  • Sandy Nicholson

    Portrait of 'Kat' Ashley by an unknown artist. Collection of Lord Hastings. Katherine Ashley (or Astley) née Champernowne (circa 1502–1565) was governess to Elizabeth I and was a close friend in later life, known to the Queen as 'Kat', and it is by the name 'Kat Ashley' that she is generally known to history. She should not be confused with her niece Catherine Champernowne, mother of Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Humphrey Gilbert

  • Kimberly Theriault

    Katherine Ashley née Champernowne , by an unknown artist, Elizabeth I's beloved 'Kat'. In the collection of The Lord Hastings. She was appointed as a waiting gentlewoman to the Princess Elizabeth in Jul 1536. By the end of 1537 she had become her governess. In 1545 Kat married John Ashley, Elizabeth's senior gentleman attendant. Her death in the summer of 1565 distressed Elizabeth greatly. She was also the great-aunt of Sir Walter Raleigh.

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