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.
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.
Virginie Ancelot, origin. Marguerite-Louise Ancelot was a French writer and painter. Ancelot came from an old established family in Dijon, her father was the deputy N. Chardon.
Marguerite Victoire Babois was a French writer, author of elegies and other poems which have placed her name at the forefront of French elegiac poets.
Rob Roy’s sword is a fine “old Highland Broadsword, with Andrea Ferrara blade (Andrew Ferrara) and basket hilt.” It is 37 inches in length, the blade being 3 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches.
Pair of pistols which belonged to Emperor Napoleon I., Bonaparte. Claverhouse’s pistol is a fine old Highland pistol. Pistol of John Campbell, Doune.
“Incroyable” (incredible) was the sobriquet given to the fops or dandies of the later Revolutionary period.