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  1. 30/04/2022 · Elizabeth Cavendish, Countess of Lennox 1555 – 1582 30/04/2022 30/04/2022 by Heather Y Wheeler Born – 31st March 1555 Died – 16th January 1582 Father – Sir William Cavendish (1505 – 1557) Mother – Bess of Hardwick (1527 – 1608) Spouse – m. 1574 – Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox (1557 – 1576) Children – Arabella Stuart (1575 – 1615)

    • Early Life
    • Courtship and Marriage
    • Electress Palatine
    • Queen of Bohemia
    • Exile
    • Widowhood
    • Death
    • Issue
    • Legacy
    • Literary References

    Elizabeth was born at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, on 19 August 1596 at 2 o'clock in the morning. King James rode to the bedside from Callendar, where he was attending the wedding of the Earl of Orkney. At the time of her birth, her father was King of Scots only. Named in honour of Elizabeth I of England, her godmother, the young Elizabeth was christe...


    As the daughter of a reigning monarch, the hand of the young Elizabeth was seen as a very desirable prize.Suitors came from across the continent and were many and varied. They included: 1. Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, son (and later successor) of the King of Sweden 2. Frederic Ulric, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 3. Prince Maurice of Nassau 4. Theophilus Howard, Lord Howard of Walden, later second Earl of Suffolk 5. Otto, Hereditary Prince of Hesse, son of Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel...


    Frederick arrived in England on 16 October 1612, and the match seemed to please them both from the beginning. Their contemporaries noted how Frederick seemed to "delight in nothing but her company and conversation". Frederick also struck up a friendship with Elizabeth's elder brother, Prince Henry, which delighted his prospective bride immensely. King James did not take into consideration the couple's happiness, but saw the match as "one step in a larger process of achieving domestic and Euro...

    Marriage to Frederick V

    The wedding took place on 14 February 1613 at the royal chapel at the Palace of Whitehall and was a grand occasion that saw more royalty than ever visit the court of England.The marriage was an enormously popular match and was the occasion for an outpouring of public affection with the ceremony described as "a wonder of ceremonial and magnificence even for that extravagant age". It was celebrated with lavish and sophisticated festivities both in London and Heidelberg, including mass feasts an...

    After almost a two-month stay in London for continued celebrations, the couple began their journey to join the Electoral court in Heidelberg. The journey was filled with meeting people, sampling foods and wines, and being entertained by a wide variety of performers and companies. At each place the young couple stopped, Elizabeth was expected to dis...

    In 1619 Elizabeth's husband Frederick was one of those offered the throne of Bohemia. The Kingdom of Bohemia was "an aristocratic republic in all but name", whose nobles elected the monarch. It was one of the few successful pluralist states. The country had enjoyed a long period of religious freedom, but in March 1619, on the death of King Matthias...

    Fearing the worst, by the time of the defeat at the Battle of White Mountain, Elizabeth already had left Prague and was awaiting the birth of her fifth child at the Castle of Custrin, about 80 km (50 mi) from Berlin. It was there on 6 January 1621 that she "in an easy labour lasting little more than an hour" was delivered of a healthy son, Maurice....

    When Elizabeth received the news of Frederick's death, she became senseless with grief and for three days did not eat, drink, or sleep. When Charles I heard of Elizabeth's state, he invited her to return to England, but she refused. The rights of her son and Frederick's heir Charles Louis "remained to be fought for". Elizabeth then fought for her s...

    In 1660, the Stuarts were restored to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in the person of Elizabeth's nephew Charles II. Elizabeth, now determined to visit her native land, arrived in England on 26 May 1661. By July, she was no longer planning on returning to The Hague and made plans for the remainder of her furniture, clothing, and other...

    Elizabeth and Frederick had 13 children: 1. Henry Frederick, Hereditary Prince of the Palatinate(1614–1629); drowned 2. Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine (1617–1680); married Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel, had issue including Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine, Duchess of Orleans; Marie Luise von Degenfeld, had issue; Elisabeth Hollander von Bernau...

    Under the English Act of Settlement 1701, the succession to the English and Scottish crowns (later British crown) was settled on Elizabeth's youngest daughter Sophia of Hanover and her issue. In August 1714, Sophia's son (Elizabeth's grandson) George Iascended to the throne, with the future Royal family all his descendants and hence, also descendan...

    The Polish baroque poet Daniel Naborowski wrote a short poem praising Elizabeth's eyes.He had seen her in 1609, when he visited London on a diplomatic mission.
    A poem in praise of Elizabeth was written by the courtier and poet Sir Henry Wotton
    Scottish writer Nigel Tranter has Elizabeth appear in several chapters of his book The Young Montrose, about the life of his hero James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose.
    Elizabeth is a central character in Jane Stevenson's novel The Winter Queen(2003).
  2. Jewels belonging to Arbella Stuart were noted in several lists. They include jewels which she inherited from her grandmother, Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, which were taken to Scotland by her mother's executor. Arbella Stuart wears chains of pearls and large ruby and diamond studs at the shoulders of her gown Contents

  3. 09/05/2022 · Acces PDF So High A Blood: The Life Of Margaret, Countess Of Lennox So High A Blood: The Life Of Margaret, Countess Of Lennox OVER 3 MILLION BIBLE CURE BOOKS SOLD FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HEALTH AND I CAN DO THIS DIET In this concise, easy-to-read booklet

    • Sir John Colquhoun of Luss
    • First Marriage
    • Children of First Marriage
    • Second Marriage
    • Children of Second Marriage
    • Bastard Bairns
    • Evidence from The National Records of Scotland
    • Genealogical Accounts
    • The Following Accounts Follow William Fraser
    • Notes

    Sir John Colquhoun of Luss is the son Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss. According to William Fraser his mother was Jean Erskine. The Chiefs of Colquhoun and their Country, i, p. 67 Fraser says that he died shortly before 22 August 1535 The Chiefs of Colquhoun, i, p. 84

    Sir John Colquhoun of Luss married Lady Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of John, Lord Darnley, afterwards Earl of Lennox. The Chiefs of Colquhoun and their Country, i, p. 72

    Sir John Colquhoun of Luss married Margaret Cunningham, daughter of William Cunningham of Craigends. The Chiefs of Colquhoun and their Country, i, p. 94

    6 April 1498: Precept from the Chancery of King James IV, for infefting John Colquhoun of Luss and Elizabeth Stewart, his spouse in conjunct fee, in the £10 lands of Garthsquyb, and the mills thereof, in the earldom of Levenax and shire of Dumbarton, which lands and mills belonged to the said John Colquhoun heritably, and were resigned by him for n...

    (1) Sir John Colquhoun of Luss received the honour of knighthood from King James IV, and obtained a charter under the great seal of sundry lands and baronies in Dumbartonshire, dated 4th December 1506. On 11th July 1526 he and Patrick Colquhoun his son received a respite for assisting John, Earl of Lennon, in treasonably besieging, taking, and hold...

  4. 10/05/2022 · Hon. Elizabeth Hamilton (died after April 1531), married 9 April 1494 Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox, by whom she had issue. The Lennox Stewarts, of whom Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots was the most notable, derived their claim to the Scottish throne from Elizabeth's son John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox.

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