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Sir Reginald Mohun, 1st Bart. of Hall and Boconnoc (c.1564-1639) and his wife, Dorothy Chudleigh of Ashton, Devon
''Sir Reginald Mohun, 1st Bart. of Hall and Boconnoc (c.1564-1639) and his wife, Dorothy Chudleigh of Ashton, Devon | The Weiss Gallery''. Lady Mohun sports large pale blue rosettes with rose-like dress jewels at their centre. She holds a rose (associated with the Virgin Mary). The jewel pinned to her sleeve features a white hart.
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Lady Arbella Stuart 1575-1615. Arbella had a claim to the throne of England and Scotland. She married without the permission of Queen Elizabeth I which was seen as a threat. She was imprisoned in the Tower, escaped but recaptured. She died in the Tower at the age of 40.
Arbella Stuart was a direct descendant of King Henry VII of England. As the only child of Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox and Elizabeth Cavendish, she was a grandchild of Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox and Margaret Douglas, who was, in turn, the daughter of Margaret Tudor, widow of James IV of Scotland, mother of James V of Scotland, and daughter of England's Henry VII. Margaret Douglas was the product of Margaret Tudor's second marriage, to Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus
Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury by Rowland Lockley, 1592. (Hardwick Hall) sometime keeper to the captive Mary, Queen of Scots. An accomplished needlewoman, Bess hosted Mary at Chatsworth House for extended periods in 1569, 1570, and 1571, during which time they worked together on the Oxburgh Hangings.