A statue of Alice Nutter, one of the accused and hanged Pendle Witches. The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history, and some of the best recorded of the 17th century. The twelve accused lived in the area around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, and were charged with the murders of ten people by the use of witchcraft.
Lady Elizabeth, daughter of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter. Countess of Berkshire (married to Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Berkshire). Great granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth's William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and grandmother of Lady Elizabeth Howard, wife of the poet John Dryden. by Paul van Somer, 1614
Anne Neville, from the Rous Rolls, 15th century. "...to the most high trone and honour all other ladys of this nobyll realme anoyntyd and crownyd Quene of Ynglond, wife unto the moost victoryus kynge Rychard the Thryd". - John Rous, writing about Anne
Clothes In Books: The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory