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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, Lady Howard (1475–1511)  

See Howard, Thomas, third duke of Norfolk

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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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Beaufort [married names Ferrers, Neville], Joan, countess of Westmorland (1379?–1440), magnate  

Anthony Tuck

Beaufort [married names Ferrers, Neville], Joan, countess of Westmorland (1379?–1440), magnate, was the youngest of the four children of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster (1340–1399), and his mistress, Katherine Swynford (1350?–1403) [see Katherine, duchess of Lancaster].

The dates of birth of all four children are uncertain, though there may be some significance in the pattern of gifts from ...

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Beaufort, Margaret, countess of Richmond and Derby (1443–1509)  

Maker: Pietro Torrigiano

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Margaret Beaufort, countess of Richmond and Derby (1443–1509) by Pietro Torrigiano, 1513 [tomb effigy] © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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Beaufort, Margaret [known as Lady Margaret Beaufort], countess of Richmond and Derby (1443–1509), royal matriarch  

Michael K. Jones and Malcolm G. Underwood

Beaufort, Margaret [known as Lady Margaret Beaufort], countess of Richmond and Derby (1443–1509), royal matriarch, was born on 31 May 1443, the daughter and heir of John Beaufort, duke of Somerset (1404–1444), from his marriage to Margaret (d. 1482), widow of ...

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Cecily [Cicely] [née Cecily Neville], duchess of York (1415–1495), Yorkist matriarch  

Christopher Harper-Bill

Cecily [Cicely] [née Cecily Neville], duchess of York (1415–1495), Yorkist matriarch, was born on 3 May 1415, eighteenth child of Ralph Neville, first earl of Westmorland (c. 1364–1425), and the tenth from his second marriage, to Joan Beaufort (d. 1440). Some time before 18 October 1424 she was betrothed to ...

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Cecily, Viscountess Welles (1469–1507), princess  

Rosemary Horrox

Cecily, Viscountess Welles (1469–1507), princess, was the third daughter of Edward IV (1442–1483) and Elizabeth, née Woodville (c. 1437–1492). Born on 20 March 1469, she was presumably named after her paternal grandmother. In 1473 a marriage alliance between England and Scotland, by which ...

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Eleanor [née Eleanor Cobham], duchess of Gloucester (c. 1400–1452), alleged sorcerer  

G. L. Harriss

Eleanor [née Eleanor Cobham], duchess of Gloucester (c. 1400–1452), alleged sorcerer, was the second wife of Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, and attracted notoriety when convicted and imprisoned for treasonable necromancy in 1441. The fourth child of Sir Reginald (or Reynold) Cobham of ...

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Eleanor, countess of Pembroke and Leicester (1215?–1275), princess  

Elizabeth Hallam

Eleanor, countess of Pembroke and Leicester (1215?–1275), princess, daughter of King John and Isabella of Angoulême, was born probably in 1215, a year before the death of her father. Her brothers and sisters were the future Henry III, Richard (future earl of Cornwall...

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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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Isabella, countess of Bedford (1332–1379), princess  

James L. Gillespie

Isabella, countess of Bedford (1332–1379), princess, was the eldest daughter and second surviving child of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. Born at Woodstock on 16 June 1332, she shared a household, which was governed by William of St Omer and his wife, ...

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Isabella [Elizabeth, Isabella of England] (1214–1241), empress, consort of Frederick II  

D. S. H. Abulafia

Isabella [Elizabeth, Isabella of England] (1214–1241), empress, consort of Frederick II, was the second daughter and fourth child of John, king of England, and his queen, Isabella of Angoulême. Her nurse, Margaret, who had an allowance of 1d. a day from the ...

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Jacqueline [Jacqueline of Bavaria], suo jure countess of Hainault, suo jure countess of Holland, and suo jure countess of Zeeland (1401–1436), princess  

Martyn Atkins

Jacqueline [Jacqueline of Bavaria], suo jure countess of Hainault, suo jure countess of Holland, and suo jure countess of Zeeland (1401–1436), princess, was born at The Hague, on or shortly before 16 July 1401, the only daughter of Guillaume (VI), count of Hainault, of Holland, and of Zeeland...

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Joan (1210–1238), queen of Scots, consort of Alexander II  

Keith Stringer

Joan (1210–1238), queen of Scots, consort of Alexander II, was the eldest daughter and third of five children of John (1167–1216), king of England, and his second wife, Isabella of Angoulême (c. 1188–1246); her elder brothers were King Henry III and Richard, earl of Cornwall...

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Joan [née Joan Beaufort] (d. 1445), queen of Scots, consort of James I 1394–1437  

M. H. Brown

Joan [née Joan Beaufort] (d. 1445), queen of Scots, consort of James I 1394–1437, was the daughter of John Beaufort, marquess of Dorset and of Somerset (d. 1410), son of John of Gaunt, and Margaret, daughter of Thomas Holland, earl of Kent...

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Joan [Siwan] (d. 1237), princess of Gwynedd, wife of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth  

Kate Norgate

revised by A. D. Carr

Joan [Siwan] (d. 1237), princess of Gwynedd, wife of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, was the illegitimate daughter of John, king of England, and an unknown mother. A charge for a ship 'to carry the king's daughter and the king's accoutrements to England' from ...

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Joan [Joan of Acre], countess of Hertford and Gloucester (1272–1307), princess  

Jennifer C. Ward

Joan [Joan of Acre], countess of Hertford and Gloucester (1272–1307), princess, the second surviving daughter of Edward I (1239–1307) and Eleanor of Castile (1241–1290), was born at Acre early in 1272 during her father's crusade. The future Edward II was her brother, and ...

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Joan, suo jure countess of Kent, and princess of Wales and of Aquitaine [called the Fair Maid of Kent] (c. 1328–1385)  

Richard Barber

Joan, suo jure countess of Kent, and princess of Wales and of Aquitaine [called the Fair Maid of Kent] (c. 1328–1385), known (perhaps sarcastically) to her contemporaries as ‘the Virgin of Kent’, and to later generations as ‘the Fair Maid of Kent’...