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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II, was born on 12 March 1637 at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor Park, the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Hyde (1609–1674), created earl of Clarendon in 1661, and Frances, daughter of ...

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Anne [Anna, Anne of Denmark] (1574–1619), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James VI and I, was born on 12 December 1574 at Skanderborg Castle in Jutland, Denmark. She was the second daughter of Frederick II (1534–1588), king of Denmark and Norway...

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Anne, duchess of York (1637–1671) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1660 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Arundell, Blanche [née Lady Blanche Somerset], Lady Arundell of Wardour (1583/4–1649), royalist noblewoman, was the sixth daughter of Edward Somerset, fourth earl of Worcester (c. 1550–1628), and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Hastings (d. 1621), daughter of Francis Hastings, second earl of Huntingdon...

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Blount, Martha (1690–1763), Roman Catholic gentlewoman, was born on 15 June 1690 at the family estate of Mapledurham, Berkshire, the third child (but second eldest surviving) of six born to Lister Blount (1654–1710) and his wife, Martha (d. 1743), daughter of Anthony Englefield...

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Martha Blount (1690–1763) by Charles Jervas, 1716 [Blount sisters [left to right]: and Teresa Blount (1688–1759)] reproduced by permission of the Mapledurham Trust. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Butler [née Fitzgerald], Margaret, countess of Ossory and Ormond (d. 1542), noblewoman, was the second daughter of Gerald Fitzgerald, eighth earl of Kildare (1456?–1513), lord deputy of Ireland, and his first wife, Alison (d. 1495), daughter and coheir to Roland Eustace, ...

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Campbell, Lady Agnes (d. in or after 1590), noblewoman, was the second daughter and fifth child of Colin Campbell, third earl of Argyll (d. 1529), landowner and administrator, and his wife, Janet Gordon. She was educated at the Scottish court, learning English and French. In 1545 she married ...

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Catherine (1638–1705) by Jacob Huysmans, c. 1664 [as a shepherdess] The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Catherine [Catherine of Braganza, Catarina Henriqueta de Bragança] (1638–1705), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of Charles II, was born on 25 November 1638 ns at the Vila Viçosa in Alentejo, Portugal, the third but only surviving daughter of the five children of ...

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Clementina [Maria Clementina Stuart, née Sobieska] (1702–1735), consort of James Francis Edward, Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones, was born Maria Clementina on 18 July 1702. She was the third and youngest daughter of James Sobieski, prince of Poland, and his wife, ...

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Clementina (1702–1735) by Francesco Trevisani Museo del Prado, Madrid; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Courtenay [née Blount], Gertrude, marchioness of Exeter (d. 1558), noblewoman and courtier, was the daughter of William Blount, fourth Baron Mountjoy (d. 1534), and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to Sir William Say. Mountjoy, who had been tutored by Erasmus...

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