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Briouze [Braose], Loretta de, countess of Leicester (d. in or after 1266), noblewoman and recluse  

Susan M. Johns

Briouze [Braose], Loretta de, countess of Leicester (d. in or after 1266), noblewoman and recluse, was one of the children of William (III) de Briouze (d. 1211) and Matilda de St Valéry (d. 1210). Her father was a great man in the Anglo-Welsh marches, and four of her five sisters who survived into adulthood married Welsh or marcher lords; notably ...

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Clare, Margaret de, countess of Gloucester (1291/2?–1342), noblewoman and heiress  

J. S. Hamilton

Clare, Margaret de, countess of Gloucester (1291/2?–1342), noblewoman and heiress, was the second daughter of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and of Hertford (1243–1295), and his wife, Joan of Acre (1272–1307), daughter of Edward I. She was reportedly twenty-two years old at the time of the death at ...

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Gytha (b. c. 1010, d. after 1068), wife of Earl Godwine  

Elisabeth van Houts

Gytha (b. c. 1010, d. after 1068), wife of Earl Godwine, was a Danish noble woman, born about 1010, a daughter of Thurkil Sprakaleg. Her brother Earl Ulf married Estrith, sister of King Cnut of Denmark (d. 1035). This royal connection brought ...

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Howard [née Mordaunt; other married name Germain], Mary, duchess of Norfolk (1658/9–1705), noblewoman and divorcee  

Rachel Weil

Howard [née Mordaunt; other married name Germain], Mary, duchess of Norfolk (1658/9–1705), noblewoman and divorcee, was the only daughter and heir of Henry Mordaunt, second earl of Peterborough (bap. 1623, d. 1697), and his wife, Lady Penelope (c.1622–1702), daughter of ...

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Napier [Lennox], Lady Sarah (1745–1826)  

Maker: Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Lady Sarah Napier (1745–1826) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1762 Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kimball Collection, 1922.4468 The Art Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved

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Napier [née Lennox; other married name Bunbury], Lady Sarah (1745–1826), noblewoman and society beauty  

Rosemary Richey

Napier [née Lennox; other married name Bunbury], Lady Sarah (1745–1826), noblewoman and society beauty, was born on 14 February 1745, the sixth of the seven surviving children of Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond and Lennox (1701–1750), and Sarah (1706–1751), daughter of ...

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Stanley, Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664)  

Maker: Gerrit van Honthorst

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Charlotte Stanley, countess of Derby (1599–1664) by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1632 [as Minerva] Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine  

John Callow

Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine, was born at the château of Thouars, Poitou, in France, in early December 1599, the second child and eldest daughter of Claude de La Trémoille, duc de Thouars...