Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Question from Alia - Elizabeth Audley and lesser nobles

I stumbled across a portrait, painted by Hans Holbein in 1538, of Lady Elizabeth Audley. I have never heard her name before. Does anyone know who she is, or any other lesser nobles during the Tudor period? I want to learn more about them. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth Audley was the second wife of Thomas Audley, Baron Audley of Walden, who was lord chancellor from 1532 to 1544. She was the daughter of Thomas Grey, marquess of Dorset and thus the sister of Henry Grey, marquess of Dorset, later duke of Suffolk (Lady Jane Grey's father). The couple had two daughters; one, Margaret, married Thomas Howard 4th duke of Norfolk (her second marriage). Elizabeth died in 1557, during the reign of Mary I.


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