Frances Stewart, (1578-1639) Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, as a widow, after a lost portrait by Anthony van Dyck of 1633.
She was the daughter of a younger son of the Duke of Norfolk. An orphan of small fortune, she rose to be the only duchess at the court of James I of England.
Frances Stewart was one of the great beauties of the Jacobean court, she was also the patron of Captain John Smith of the Virginia Colony.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)