Wilton House Pictures. William, third Earl of Pembroke, eldest son of Henry, second Earl, by his third wife, the famous Mary Sidney, was born at Wilton on the 8th April, 1580.
The procedure for cancellation her marriage to Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex with the aim of Robert Carr, to marry the 1st Earl of Somerset, caused one of the greatest scandals of England in the Stuart time. Because James I pardoned her, she escaped the execution.
King Charles the First 1648. From the House of Stuart. He was beheaded on the 30th of January, 1649 before the Banqueting House in London.
Lady Arabella Stuart, 1615. Arbella Stuart (also Arabella, Arbelle) (1575 – 1615 at the Tower of London) was an English noblewoman, niece of Queen Mary Stuart, cousin of King James… Read More
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536-1624) was an English statesman and admiral. He was since 1575 Knight of the Garter. On 8 July 1585 Howard was appointed Lord High Admiral. A year later he was involved in the trial of Mary Stuart.
Henry Prince of Wales, 1612. Henry Frederick Stuart, Prince of Wales (1594-1612) was the eldest son of King James I and Anne of Denmark. He was born in Stirling Castle and… Read More
George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol (1612 − 1677), was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 until 1641 when he was raised to the House of Lords.
Philip and his older brother William were the ‘incomparable pair of brethren’ to whom the First Folio of Shakespeare’s collected works was dedicated in 1623.
Elisabeth Queen of Bohemia, Daughter of James the First, 1662. Elizabeth Stuart (1596 – 1662) was Princess of England and Scotland, and by her marriage to Frederick V of the Palatinate,… Read More
Stitched lace; known as point de Venise, 17th Century. Stitched lace. Alençon France, late 17th Century.