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Lady Teresa Sampsonia Sherley (c. 1589–1668), by British School, 1624-1627

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Sherley, Lady Teresa Sampsonia (c. 1589–1668), noblewoman, was born c.1589 to a Circassian ruler named Sampsuff or Sanfluf Iscaon [Isma`il Khan] (Chick, 144; Florencio, 25). Although often reduced to the nameless wife of the ‘famous English Persian’ ...