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See Henry Frederick, Prince, duke of Cumberland and Strathearn

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Briouze, Loretta de, countess of Leicester (d. in or after 1266), noblewoman and recluse, was one of the children of William (III) de Briouze (d. 1211) and Matilda de St Valéry (d. 1210). Her father was a great man in the Anglo-Welsh marches, and four of her five sisters who survived into adulthood married Welsh or marcher lords; notably ...

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Clare, Margaret de, countess of Gloucester (1291/2?–1342), noblewoman and heiress, was the second daughter of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and of Hertford (1243–1295), and his wife, Joan of Acre (1272–1307), daughter of Edward I. She was reportedly twenty-two years old at the time of the death at ...

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Digby [née Stanley], Venetia, Lady Digby (1600–1633), gentlewoman and celebrated beauty, was born on 19 December 1600 at Tong Castle, Shropshire, the daughter of Sir Edward Stanley (d. 1629?), from a younger branch of the family of the earls of Derby...

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Venetia Digby, Lady Digby (1600–1633) by Anthony Van Dyck, 1633 [detail] by permission of the Trustees of Dulwich Picture Gallery

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See Dudley, Sir Robert

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Elizabeth [née Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon] (1900–2002), queen of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the seas, sometime empress of India, consort of George VI, later styled Queen Elizabeth, the queen mother, was born on 4 August 1900, the ninth of the ten children, and the youngest of the four daughters, of ...

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Elizabeth (1900–2002) by Cecil Beaton, 1970 Camera Press, London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gormlaith [Gormphly] (d. 948), queen in Ireland and tragic heroine, was the daughter of Flann Sinna mac Máele Sechnaill (847/8–916), the southern Uí Néill high-king, and a sister of Donnchad Donn mac Flainn (d. 944), also a high-king. The annals of Ulster contain the earliest witness to her. They simply name her, and her father, before remarking that she died in penitence, in 948....

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Howard [née Mordaunt; other married name Germain], Mary, duchess of Norfolk (1658/9–1705), noblewoman and divorcee, was the only daughter and heir of Henry Mordaunt, second earl of Peterborough (bap. 1623, d. 1697), and his wife, Lady Penelope (c.1622–1702), daughter of ...

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Montagu [née Fraunceys], Maud, countess of Salisbury (d. 1424), magnate and wealthy widow, was the daughter of Adam Fraunceys (c. 1310–1375), a wealthy mercer and mayor of London, and his wife, Agnes (d. after 1392). She first appears in the records named alongside her brother, ...

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Lady Sarah Napier (1745–1826) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1762 Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kimball Collection, 1922.4468 The Art Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved

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Napier [née Lennox; other married name Bunbury], Lady Sarah (1745–1826), noblewoman and society beauty, was born on 14 February 1745, the sixth of the seven surviving children of Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond and Lennox (1701–1750), and Sarah (1706–1751), daughter of ...

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Ogilvy, Marion (d. 1575), landowner and mistress of Cardinal David Beaton, was the youngest known daughter of James, first Lord Ogilvy of Airlie (d. 1504), and his fourth wife, Janet Lyle (d. in or before 1525). Her father had made only partial provision for her before his death, a marriage contract (1503) by which the heir of ...

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Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine, was born at the château of Thouars, Poitou, in France, in early December 1599, the second child and eldest daughter of Claude de La Trémoille, duc de Thouars...

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Charlotte Stanley, countess of Derby (1599–1664) by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1632 [as Minerva] Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)