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Anne (c. 1500–1536) by unknown artist, late 16th cent. [original, c.1533–6] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anne [Anne of Cleves] (1515–1557), queen of England, fourth consort of Henry VIII  

Retha M. Warnicke

Anne [Anne of Cleves] (1515–1557), queen of England, fourth consort of Henry VIII, was the daughter of Johann (III), duke of Juliers-Cleves (1490–1539), and Maria (1491–1543), heir of Juliers (or Jülich). From 1511 Johann ruled Juliers in his wife's right and in 1521 inherited ...

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Anne (1515–1557) by Hans Holbein the younger, 1539 © Photo RMN – Hervé Lewandowski

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Anne [Anne Boleyn] (c. 1500–1536), queen of England, second consort of Henry VIII  

E. W. Ives

Anne [Anne Boleyn] (c. 1500–1536), queen of England, second consort of Henry VIII, was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, earl of Ormond and of Wiltshire (1476/7–1539), and Elizabeth (d. 1538), daughter of Thomas Howard, second duke of Norfolk (1443–1524), and his first wife, ...

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Barrington [née Lytton], Judith, Lady Barrington (d. 1657), gentlewoman  

Caroline M. K. Bowden

Barrington [née Lytton], Judith, Lady Barrington (d. 1657), gentlewoman, was the daughter of the MP Sir Rowland Lytton (d. 1615) of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Her family had puritan sympathies and was one in which daughters were encouraged to read. In 1612 she married ...

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Blount [married names Tailboys, Fiennes de Clinton], Elizabeth (c. 1500–1539x41), royal mistress  

Beverley A. Murphy

Blount [married names Tailboys, Fiennes de Clinton], Elizabeth (c. 1500–1539x41), royal mistress, was the second daughter of John Blount of Kinlet (1484–1531) and his wife, Katherine (1483–1540), heir of Sir Hugh Peshall of Knightley and his wife, Isabel Stanley of Elford...

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Boleyn [née Parker], Jane, Viscountess Rochford (d. 1542), courtier  

Catharine Davies

Boleyn [née Parker], Jane, Viscountess Rochford (d. 1542), courtier, was the daughter of Henry Parker, tenth Baron Morley (1480/81–1556), gentleman usher to Henry VIII, and his wife, Alice (1486–1552), daughter of Sir John St John of Bletsoe. Her elder sister Margaret (...

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See Bryan, Sir Francis [called the Vicar of Hell]

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See Coffin, Sir William

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Fitzroy [née Howard], Mary, duchess of Richmond (c. 1519–1555?), noblewoman  

Beverley A. Murphy

Fitzroy [née Howard], Mary, duchess of Richmond (c. 1519–1555?), noblewoman, was the younger daughter of Thomas Howard, third duke of Norfolk (1473–1554), and his second wife, Elizabeth Howard (1497–1558), eldest daughter of Edward Stafford, third duke of Buckingham, and his wife, Lady Eleanor Percy...

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Grey [married name Dudley], Lady Jane (1537–1554), noblewoman and claimant to the English throne  

Alison Plowden

Grey [married name Dudley], Lady Jane (1537–1554), noblewoman and claimant to the English throne, was the eldest surviving child of Henry Grey, marquess of Dorset, later duke of Suffolk (1517–1554), and Frances (1517–1559), daughter of Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, and Mary...

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Howard [née Tilney], Agnes, duchess of Norfolk (b. in or before 1477, d. 1545), noblewoman  

Catharine Davies

Howard [née Tilney], Agnes, duchess of Norfolk (b. in or before 1477, d. 1545), noblewoman, was the daughter of Hugh Tilney of Skirbeck and Boston, Lincolnshire; her mother, as the daughter of Walter Tailboys, came of an important Lincolnshire family. Agnes's brother ...

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Howard [née Fitzalan], Mary, duchess of Norfolk (1539/40–1557), noblewoman  

Stephanie Hodgson-Wright

Howard [née Fitzalan], Mary, duchess of Norfolk (1539/40–1557), noblewoman, was the third child of Henry Fitzalan, twelfth earl of Arundel (1512–1580), and his first wife, Katherine, daughter of Thomas Grey, second marquess of Dorset. Jane Lumley (1537–1578) was her sister and Henry, ...

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Jane [née Jane Seymour] (1508/9–1537), queen of England, third consort of Henry VIII  

Barrett L. Beer

Jane [née Jane Seymour] (1508/9–1537), queen of England, third consort of Henry VIII, was probably born at Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, the eldest daughter of ten children of Sir John Seymour (1476?–1536) of Wolf Hall, soldier and courtier, and Margery Wentworth (d...

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Jane [née Jane Seymour], queen of England, third consort of Henry VIII (1508/9–1537)  

Jane [née Jane Seymour], queen of England, third consort of Henry VIII (1508/9–1537)

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Jane [Jane Seymour] (1508/99–1537) by Hans Holbein the younger, 1536–7 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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Katherine [Catherine] [née Katherine Howard] (1518x24–1542), queen of England and Ireland, fifth consort of Henry VIII  

Retha M. Warnicke

Katherine [Catherine] [née Katherine Howard] (1518x24–1542), queen of England and Ireland, fifth consort of Henry VIII, was the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard (1478×80?–1539), an impecunious younger son of Thomas Howard, second duke of Norfolk, and his first wife, Elizabeth Tilney, and of ...

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Katherine [Kateryn, Catherine] [née Katherine Parr] (1512–1548), queen of England and Ireland, sixth consort of Henry VIII  

Susan E. James

Katherine [Kateryn, Catherine] [née Katherine Parr] (1512–1548), queen of England and Ireland, sixth consort of Henry VIII, was born in 1512, probably in August, the second child and elder daughter of Sir Thomas Parr (1478–1517) [see under Parr family (per. c. 1370-1517)...

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