Lady Arabella Stuart, 1615.

Lady, Arabella, Stuart, England, Tutor, Baroque,
Lady Arabella Stuart, 1615.

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 I., and a maid of honor to his wife, Queen Anne. About her grandmother Margaret Douglas, she was a great-granddaughter of English princess and Scottish queen Margaret Tudor and thus a distant relative of Queen Elizabeth. 

In Elizabeth’s last years, Arbella was regarded at home and abroad for a long time as a possible heir to the throne, as she was in contrast to Jacob of English birth. It was, therefore, on the orders of Elizabeth until her 27th age under the strict supervision of her Maternal grandmother, Bess of Hardwick held.

After her death was Arbellas name was equated with the pursuit of freedom and even democracy, mainly due to Jacob’s increasing unpopularity. Perhaps their destiny William Shakespeare Inspired to his play Cymbeline.

The German dramatist Rudolf von Gottschall edited Arbellas life in 1877 in his play Arabella Stuart. Tragedy in five acts.

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Note:  Virginie Ancelot 1792-1875. French writer and painter.

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