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Ada [née Ada de Warenne], countess of Northumberland (c. 1123–1178), consort of Prince Henry of Scotland  

Keith Stringer

Ada [née Ada de Warenne], countess of Northumberland (c. 1123–1178), consort of Prince Henry of Scotland, was one of the family of three sons and two daughters of William (II) de Warenne, earl of Surrey (d. 1138), and his wife, Isabel (Elizabeth) de Vermandois (...

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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II  

John Miller

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, duchess of York (1637–1671)  

Maker: Sir Peter Lely

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

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Davis [Davies; married name Paisible], Mary [Moll] (c. 1651–1708), actress and royal mistress  

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

Davis [Davies; married name Paisible], Mary [Moll] (c. 1651–1708), actress and royal mistress, was said to be 'a bastard of Collonell Howard, my Lord Barkeshire' (Pepys, 9.24), a phrase which is more likely to refer to Thomas Howard (...

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Douglas, Margaret, countess of Douglas, and duchess of Touraine in the French nobility (b. before 1373?, d. 1450/51), landowner  

Daphne Brooke

Douglas, Margaret, countess of Douglas, and duchess of Touraine in the French nobility (b. before 1373?, d. 1450/51), landowner, was the eldest child of Robert III (d. 1406) and his wife, Annabella, née Drummond (d. 1401), and thus the sister of James I...

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Drummond, Margaret (d. 1502), royal mistress  

C. A. McGladdery

Drummond, Margaret (d. 1502), royal mistress, was the eldest of the six daughters of John Drummond of Cargill, first Lord Drummond (d. 1518) [see under Drummond family (per. 1363-1518)], and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay. James IV may have met Margaret when he visited ...

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Elizabeth, Princess [Elizabeth Stuart] (1596–1662), queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V  

Ronald G. Asch

Elizabeth, Princess [Elizabeth Stuart] (1596–1662), queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V, eldest and only surviving daughter of James VI of Scotland (James I of England) (1566–1625) and his wife, Anne of Denmark (1574–1619), was born at Falkland Palace, Cupar...

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Elizabeth, Princess (1596–1662)  

Maker: Gerrit van Honthorst

Princess Elizabeth (1596–1662) by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1642 © The National Gallery, London

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Elizabeth, Princess (1635–1650)  

Gordon Goodwin

revised by Sean Kelsey

Elizabeth, Princess (1635–1650), second daughter of Charles I (1600–1649) and Henrietta Maria (1609–1669), was born at St James's Palace on 28 December 1635 and baptized there by William Laud on 2 January 1636. She had not reached her first birthday when her grandmother, ...

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Gwyn, Eleanor [Nell] (1651?–1687), actress and royal mistress  

S. M. Wynne

Gwyn, Eleanor [Nell] (1651?–1687), actress and royal mistress, was born, according to a contemporary horoscope, on 2 February 1651. Her parentage remains obscure, as does her place of birth. Nell had a sister named Rose and her mother was Helena (d...

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Gwyn, Eleanor (1651?–1687)  

Maker: Gerard Valck

Eleanor Gwyn (1651?–1687) by Gerard Valck, c. 1673 (after Sir Peter Lely, c. 1670) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henriette Anne, Princess, duchess of Orléans (1644–1670)  

Maker: Sir Peter Lely

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Princess Henriette Anne, duchess of Orléans (1644–1670) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1662 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henriette Anne [formerly Henrietta], Princess, duchess of Orléans (1644–1670)  

John Miller

Henriette Anne [formerly Henrietta], Princess, duchess of Orléans (1644–1670), was born at Bedford House, Exeter, on 16 June 1644, the sixth and youngest of the children of Charles I (1600–1649) and Queen Henrietta Maria (1609–1669) to survive infancy and the eighth in all. By her father's command she was baptized into the ...

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Kéroualle, Louise Renée de Penancoët de, suo jure duchess of Portsmouth and suo jure duchess of Aubigny in the French nobility (1649–1734)  

Maker: Sir Peter Lely

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Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kéroualle, suo jure duchess of Portsmouth and suo jure duchess of Aubigny in the French nobility (1649–1734) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1671–4 © The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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Kéroualle, Louise Renée de Penancoët de, suo jure duchess of Portsmouth and suo jure duchess of Aubigny in the French nobility (1649–1734), royal mistress  

S. M. Wynne

Kéroualle, Louise Renée de Penancoët de, suo jure duchess of Portsmouth and suo jure duchess of Aubigny in the French nobility (1649–1734), royal mistress, was born in September 1649 at the Manoir de Kéroualle, the family home near Brest, Brittany, France, the second of three children of ...

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Margaret [Margaret of Scotland] (1424–1445), dauphine of France  

M. H. Brown

Margaret [Margaret of Scotland] (1424–1445), dauphine of France, was the eldest child of James I (1394–1437), king of Scots, and Queen Joan (d. 1445). Her parents were married in February 1424 and her birth can be assigned to the latter part of the same year. In 1428 she and her sisters were given into the care of ...

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Margaret, countess of Kent (1187x95–1259), princess  

W. W. Scott

Margaret, countess of Kent (1187x95–1259), princess, was the eldest daughter of William the Lion, king of Scots (d. 1214), and Ermengarde de Beaumont (d. 1233). She was born at an unknown date between early 1187 and April or May 1195, when her father's illness caused a succession crisis in ...

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Mary, princess royal (1631–1660), princess of Orange, consort of William II  

Marika Keblusek

Mary, princess royal (1631–1660), princess of Orange, consort of William II, was born at St James's Palace on 4 November 1631, the eldest daughter of King Charles I (1600–1649) and his queen, Henrietta Maria (1609–1669). Since at first it seemed unlikely she would survive, she was baptized in a sober ceremony by ...

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Mary, princess royal (1631–1660)  

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Mary, princess royal (1631–1660) by Adriaen Hanneman, 1656? private collection