Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, Countess of Castlemaine (née Barbara Villiers / ˈ v ɪ l ər z / VIL-ərz; 27 November [O.S. 17 November] 1640 – 9 October 1709), was an English royal mistress of the Villiers family and perhaps the most notorious of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England, by whom she had five children ...
Barbara Villiers (* noviembre de 1641 -† 9 de octubre de 1709 ), primera duquesa de Cleveland y amante del rey Carlos II de Inglaterra, más conocida por su título de condesa de Castlemaine . Infancia Hija única del noble caballero Williams Villiers (2º Vizconde de Grandison) y de la noble dama Mary Bayning.
15 de jul. de 2011 · Bárbara Villiers nació en Inglaterra el 27 de noviembre de 1640. La única hija del vizconde de Grandison, William Villiers, y Mary Bayning, estaba destinada a tener un futuro prometedor. Pero era aun un bebé cuando su padre murió en una de las batallas en defensa del malogrado rey Carlos I. La súbita desaparición del vizconde ...
5 de oct. de 2023 · Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, a favourite mistress of the English king Charles II; she bore several of his illegitimate children. According to the diarist Samuel Pepys, she was a woman of exceptional beauty, but others commented on her crude mannerisms. She was the daughter of William.
11 de jul. de 2023 · Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (27 November [O.S. 17 November] 1640 – 9 October 1709) was an English courtesan and perhaps the most notorious of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England, by whom she had five children, all of whom he acknowledged and subsequently ennobled.
Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland (1640–1709), a mistress of King Charles II of England, by Sir Peter Lely. Graves of the 7th (left) and 8th (right) Earls of Jersey in All Saints' parish churchyard, Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire Descent The Villiers family was settled at Brooksby, Leicestershire, from at least 1235. 
(1640-1709), Mistress of Charles II Sitter in 35 portraits The favourite mistress of Charles II during the 1660s, Barbara Villiers was a dominant presence both at court and in the public's imagination. She married Roger Palmer, later the Earl of Castlemaine, in 1659, and met Charles soon after.