ca. 1616 Lucy Russell, nee Harrington, Duchess of Bedford (National Portrait Gallery, London UK). Lucy Harington was the daughter of John Harington, 1st baron Harington of Exton (1539/40-August 23,1613) and Anne Kelway (1549-May 25,1620). She married Edward Russell, 3rd earl of Bedford (December 20,1572-May 3, 1627) on December 12, 1594, at the age of thirteen. She lead a fascinating life, see http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenH-He.htm

ca. 1616 Lucy Russell, nee Harrington, Duchess of Bedford (National Portrait Gallery, London UK). Lucy Harington was the daughter of John Harington, 1st baron Harington of Exton (1539/40-August 23,1613) and Anne Kelway (1549-May 25,1620). She married Edward Russell, 3rd earl of Bedford (December 20,1572-May 3, 1627) on December 12, 1594, at the age of thirteen. She lead a fascinating life, see http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenH-He.htm

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.

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 Vernon, Countess of Southampton, probably dressed for the coronation of James I of England in 1603 by ? (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University - Cambridge UK) bbc.co

Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton, probably dressed for the coronation of James I of England in 1603 by ? (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University - Cambridge UK) bbc.co

Portrait of a countess wearing robes for the coronation of James II, attributed to Jacob Huysmans, from Antwerp, circa 1630 – 1696, London.

Portrait of a countess wearing robes for the coronation of James II, attributed to Jacob Huysmans, from Antwerp, circa 1630 – 1696, London.

Gilbert Jackson (British, c.1595-1600 - after 1648. active ca. 1621–1640s) - Jane Countess of Winchester. 1632. Lane Fine Art, London

Gilbert Jackson (British, c.1595-1600 - after 1648. active ca. 1621–1640s) - Jane Countess of Winchester. 1632. Lane Fine Art, London

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