Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton

Oil on canvas | 188 x 109cm | c. 1603

British School

Born in 1573, Elizabeth Vernon was the daughter of Sir John Vernon of Hodnet in Shropshire. She was first cousin of the Earl of Essex, who procured her the position of one of Queen Elizabeth’s Maids of Honour. She married Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl ...
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