Elizabeth was proficient in Latin and French. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Lady Elizabeth Keppel Russell (15 Nov 1739–2 Nov 1768), Find a Grave Memorial no. I wrote more about these exceptional women in my post about Anne, Francis Bacon’s mother. She was for a time favoured by the queen and in the Summer of 1592, she entertained the monarch at Bisham Abbey for six days and the Privy Council also met there. He had little to do with Blackfriars and the theater conflicts, so Laoutaris rarely mentions him. This post is derived chiefly from Chris Laoutaris’s excellent book, Shakespeare and the Countess. Sitter associated with 3 portraits. These girls died in 1571, presumably of some infectious disease. Lady Elizabeth Russell. The book is so full of goodness and Elizabeth is such an interesting person, I’ll have to do two posts about her.
He served as a Member of Parliament and gave well-received speeches. She outlived three sisters, two husbands, four children, and one queen. He oversaw his share of the preparations to defend England against the Spanish Armada. She knighted him to sweeten the deal on 9 March, 1566.
She had a profound, if largely unacknowledged, impact on the religious politics of her time. Anna Castle. This is the story I want to tell about Thomas Posthumous (from Wikipedia): “in 1600 Hoby brought a legal action against William Eure (1579–1646) and several of his other neighbours, alleging that they had entered his house, taken drink, played cards, ridiculed Puritanism, and threatened to ravish his wife.” Hoby must have been spectacularly irritating. Please Like other favourites! John Russell's death in 1584, before that of his father, robbed her of the possibility of becoming the countess of Bedford. Alas, Thomas fell ill not long after they arrived and died on the 13th of July. 26-year-old Elizabeth, now very pregnant, organized the return trip for the large household, which included 20 horses that had be transported across the Channel. Elizabeth married Thomas Hoby on the 27 June, 1558, at Bisham Abbey, in Berkshire. As we shall hear next time, Elizabeth Russell actively pushed the Puritan agenda — complete reformation of the English church — all her life, by every means available to her, including the marriages of her children. Wikipedia claims Henry converted to Catholicism “as a young man,” which would make him a most unlikely ally for Lady Russell. She was married again in 1574, to John, Lord Russell (d. 1584), eldest son and heir to Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford.
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She was entertained at the wedding feast by a masque performed by eight ladies, probably written by Elizabeth Russell. She was an influential member of Queen Elizabeth I's court and was known in her time for her refined poetry as well as her musical talent. Daughter Anne, known as Nan, was born in 1577.They had one son, Francis, born in 1579, died in 1580.
Marriage: Margaretha St John.
Not quite a countess: Lady Elizabeth Russell. She seems to have been an ambitious woman, who was zealous in acquiring and protecting her own property, given that she was the first female keeper of her own castle in England. The girls devoured the Latin classics.
Laoutaris mainly presents him as a pawn in his mother’s power struggles, in which she pressed him to marry a woman who would advance the family in religious politics. 70.). John was Baron Russell; when Elizabeth married him in 1574, she became a baroness.
I don’t know how many of them lived, but the title descended through male heirs to Henry Somerset-Scudamore, 3rd Duke of Beaufort, who died without legitimate issue in 1745.
Elizabeth received a touching letter of condolence from Queen Elizabeth I. In our time, she would have been a prime minister or a supreme court justice.
She was the youngest sister of Francis Bacon’s mother.
But I in vain exposulate with Jove, who bids me only seek for joys above . Elizabeth herself was inspired by the memorial of Charles de Maigny by Pierre Bontemps in Paris, shown above. List Thumbnail. Then again, his father was an earl, and one who had been far too friendly with the downward-spiraling Earl of Essex. She died at her house at Bisham, Berkshire. Thomas was born in 1530 to a gentle, but apparently undistinguished, family in Herefordshire. On the same day, her elder sister Margaret married Thomas Rowlett, Knight. Through her connections at court, her brother-in-law was William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and her nephew Robert Cecil, she became involved in litigation and disputes as she sought favours for herself and friends. This is a short biography of one my favorite Elizabethans, Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell. The portrait shown at the top was painted around 1595, long after John’s death. I’m getting these bits from Wikipedia. I can’t find such a thing, nor even a diary. He served his county as a justice of the peace. In 1596, she was a vocal opponent of William Shakespeare's construction of Blackfriars Theatre in that London district.
In fact, scholars believe he was the model for Shakespeare’s Malvolio in Twelfth Night, not a flattering portrait. Daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, KB, MP and Anne Fitzwilliam, of Brittany
Their grieving mother buried them in the Holy Chapel of All Saints Church in Bisham, where the worn floor slab still remains. “My Elizabeth, you lie dead (alas! (Lady Anne Bacon survived one year longer.). She was born at Gidea Hall, Essex, the third daughter of Anthony Cooke, who was tutor to Edward VI. Laoutaris, Chris. Elizabeth Russell, Lady Russell, née Elizabeth Cooke, Elizabeth Hoby in her first marriage, (b. 1562) and Anne (b. She was an influential member of Queen Elizabeth I's court and was known in her time for her refined poetry as well as her musical talent. Dismal, loathed by others, welcome to me, Dear to God hereafter, live on, your father’s daughter…” (Laoutaris, p. 91).
Elizabeth thus had two daughters in daily attendance upon the queen. Some of her petition signatories were business colleagues of Shakespeare himself.
Her father, humanist scholar Sir Anthony Cooke, descended from lesser gentry on his mother’s side and wealthy drapers on his father’s.
Elizabeth wanted her eldest daughter to marry Henry Brooke, son of her Blackfriars neighbor Lord Cobham, whose daughter had married Robert Cecil, Elizabeth’s nephew, in 1589.
That’s Nan, the bride in white, right behind the queen. Bess and Nan lived and prospered.
Unknown. Thomas Posthumous Hoby was born in 1566, shortly after that grief-stricken journey home from France. He was 21 and she was 34, but both were members of prominent, active Puritan families. We must always remember that in spite of their cultural and political sophistication, these people were helpless in the face of disease. Her daughters walked directly behind their father’s hearse, usurping the prize position from the designated male cousin. Wife of Sir Thomas Hoby and John Russell, Baron Russell She also translated A way of reconciliation touching the true nature and substance of the body and blood of Christ in the sacrament (printed in 1605) from the French and composed tomb inscriptions in Greek, Latin and English.
I have long suspected that had Francis Bacon been a more conventional man — able to travel and willing to marry — that he would have received greater favor from Elizabeth. Elizabeth received a touching letter of condolence from Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth had four children by Thomas Hoby: Edward (1560–1617), two girls who both died in childhood in 1571, and then another boy born after Thomas's death who was called Thomas Posthumus (1566–1640). Birth • 0 Sources.
Nan Russell married Henry Somerset, 1st Marquess of Worcester, on 16 June, 1600. 1490-1562. Henry was the son of the 4th Earl of Worcester. She liked knightly men, manly men. Daughter of George John Sackville-West, 5th Earl de la Warr and Elizabeth Sackville-West, Baroness Buckhurst of Buckhurst If it had been permitted, since my thought was fixed, The webs of kinship among the upper classes were densely woven, at least within the frame of religious allegiance.
She expected the earl to pretend to adore only her (and perhaps his wife, a little) and she expected her maids to be chaste.