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The Queen's Ladies


Some of the most important and influential women in the reign of Elizabeth I


Kat Ashley Blanche Parry

KAT ASHLEY
(c.1502-1565)

Queen's Governess (in childhood)
First Lady Of The Bedchamber

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BLANCHE PARRY
(1508-1590)

Chief Gentlewoman of Privy Chamber
Keeper of Her Majesty’s jewels

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Mary Dudley Mildred Cooke

MARY DUDLEY
(c.1530-1586)

Lady In Waiting
Wife of Sir Henry Sidney

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MILDRED COOKE
LADY BURGHLEY
(1526-1589)

A famous learned woman.
Wife of William Cecil.



Bess Of Hardwick Lettice Knollys

BESS OF HARDWICK
COUNTESS OF SHREWSBURY
(c.1527-1608)

Notable woman of the age.
Famously married four times.
Built Hardwick Hall

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LETTICE KNOLLYS
COUNTESS OF ESSEX
COUNTESS OF LEICESTER
(1543-1634)

Called "she-wolf" by Elizabeth I
for marrying her favourite
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Mother of Robert Devereux,
Earl of Essex

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