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date: 01 March 2021

Talbot [née Hardwick], Elizabeth [Bess] [called Bess of Hardwick], countess of Shrewsburylocked

(1527?–1608)
  • Elizabeth Goldring

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Talbot [née Hardwick], Elizabeth [Bess] [called Bess of Hardwick], countess of Shrewsbury (1527?–1608), noblewoman, was one of four daughters and one son born to John Hardwick (c.1487–1528) of Hardwick, Derbyshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Leake...

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