Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox

Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox

Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox, née Elizabeth Cavendish (31 March1555- 1581), was the mother of Arbella Stuart.

Elizabeth was the daughter of the redoubtable Bess of Hardwick by her second husband Sir William Cavendish. In 1574 she was secretly married to Charles Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox, the younger brother of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, and thus a claimant to the English throne. Both sets of parents incurred the wrath of Queen Elizabeth I for having arranged such a controversial marriage without her permission, and Elizabeth's mother-in-law, Margaret Douglas, was sent to the Tower of London.

The following year, Elizabeth gave birth to her only child, Arbella Stuart. Her husband died in 1577.

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Elizabeth Stuart (disambiguation) — Elizabeth or Elisabeth Stuart may refer to:;Stuart dynasty (Great Britain) *Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox, daughter of Bess of Hardwick *Princess Elizabeth Stuart (1596 1662), known as the Winter Queen , daughter of James VI of Scotland/I… …   Wikipedia

  • Elizabeth Stuart — may refer to: *Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of James I of England and VI of Scots *Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox, mother of Arabella Stuart *Princess Elizabeth of England, daughter of Charles I …   Wikipedia

  • Elizabeth Cavendish — may refer to:*Elizabeth Cavendish, later Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox *Bess of Hardwick, Elizabethan courtier, known as Bess of Hardwick *Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, wife of the fifth Duke of Devonshire *Elizabeth… …   Wikipedia

  • Lennox, Margaret Douglas, Countess of — ▪ English noble born , Oct. 8, 1515, Harbottle Castle, Northumberland, Eng. died March 7, 1578       prominent intriguer in England during the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I.       Lady Margaret Douglas was the daughter of Archibald Douglas,… …   Universalium

  • Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran — For other people named Mary Stewart, see Mary Stewart (disambiguation). Mary Stewart Princess of Scotland; Countess of Arran; Lady Hamilton Spouse Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton Issue Margaret Boyd James Boyd,… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Stewart, 5. Earl of Lennox — Charles Stuart als Kind mit seinem älteren Bruder Henry Stuart Charles Stewart (* 1555 in Rufford, Nottinghamshire; † 1576 in London), war ein schottischer Adliger aus der Familie Stewart, 5. Earl of Lennox und Lord Darnley …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba — Cayetana Fitz James Stuart Duchess of Alba (more...) The Duchess in 2006. Duchess of Alba Tenure …   Wikipedia

  • Baron Stuart of Castle Stuart — Der Titel Earl of Moray (ausgesprochen „Murry“) wurde in der Peerage of Scotland mehrmals vergeben. Vor der Aufnahme der Grafschaft in die Peerage gab es bereits mehrere Personen, die über Moray mit dem Titel Mormaer herrschten. Erster ernannter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charlotte Lee, Countess of Lichfield — Charlotte Fitzroy Countess of Lichfield Lady Lee, of Quarendon Spouse Edward Lee, 1st Earl of Lichfield Issue Charlotte Lee, Lady Baltimore Charles Lee, Viscount Quarendon Edward Lee, Viscount Quarendon Captain The Hon. James Lee The Hon. Francis …   Wikipedia

  • Lady Sarah Lennox — (14 February 1745 ndash; August 1826) was the most notorious of the famous Lennox sisters, daughters of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond.Early lifeAfter the deaths of both her parents when she was only five years old, Lady Sarah was raised by …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”