Frances Walsingham
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Frances Walsingham

Countess
Female
Born 1569

Frances Walsingham, Countess of Essex and Countess of Clanricarde was an English noblewoman. The daughter of Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I's Secretary of State, she became the wife of Sir Philip Sidney at age 14. Her second husband was Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's favourite, with whom she had five children. Shortly after his execution in 1601 she married her lover, Richard Burke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, and went to live in Ireland.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1567 Birth Born in 1567.

TEENAGE

1585 18 Years Old She had one surviving child by Sidney: a daughter born in 1585 named Elizabeth after the Queen, who was one of the godparents.

TWENTIES

1590 23 Years Old In 1590 Frances married again, to Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, to whom she had been committed by Philip at his death fighting overseas. … Read More

THIRTIES

1599 32 Years Old Elizabeth Sidney married Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland, in March 1599 and died without issue in 1614.
1601 34 Years Old …  Shortly after his execution in 1601 she married her lover, Richard Burke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, and went to live in Ireland. … Read More
1603 36 Years Old In 1603, she married her third husband Richard De Burgh (or Burke), Earl of St Albans and Clanricarde. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1633 66 Years Old Died in 1633.
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