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1st Earl of Pembroke




William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, K.G. (see here and here),
Welsh, born 1506,
killed a man in a brawl in Bristol, escaped to France,
returned to England,
mar 1stly to Anne Parr [born 1514, descendant of Edward III, sister of Catherine Parr],
he rose with the Parrs when Catherine mar Henry VIII 1543, knighted 1543,
granted Wilton Abbey and lands by Henry VIII by 1544,
he pulled down Abbey, built first Wilton House 1540s,
was a guardian of the young Edward VI after death of Henry VIII 1547,
K.G. 1549,
cr 1st Earl of Pembroke by Edward VI 1551, by the influence of his fellow Protestant John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland,
Anne Parr died 20th Feb 1552, age 38 yrs,
married his son to Lady Catherine Grey 1553, while Dudley married his son to Lady Jane,
managed to distance himself from Grey family after their fall [later in 1577 his son married Dudley's grand-daughter],
had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, born 1534.

  2. Sir Edward Herbert,
    of Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys, Wales,
    ancestor of Herbert, Baron Powis and Marquess of Powis (extinct 1748),
    female-line ancestor of Herbert, Earl of Powis (of the second creation).


mar 2ndly to Anne Talbot [born est c.1520],
died at Hampton Court, 17th Mar 1570, age 64 yrs,
bur St.Paul's Cathedral.
Anne Talbot bur 8th Aug 1588, age est c.68 yrs.




1st Earl.
From here.



The 14th Earl dressed as the 1st Earl, "after a painting by Hans Holbein the Younger". Photo 1897.
Note Hans Holbein the Younger died 1543, before Herbert was created Earl.
From NPG. See terms of use.



Arms of the Earl of Pembroke (creation of 1551).
Public domain image from here.



The Clock Tower, E facade, Wilton House.
This is the only bit of the old Tudor house left.
Photo 2003. See full size and wider shot.




Stained glass window, Wilton parish church

There is a stained glass window, formerly in the old chapel in Wilton House, now in the new Wilton parish church, commemorating the marriage of Queen Mary with Philip II of Spain in 1554 in Winchester Cathedral in the presence of the 1st Earl of Pembroke.
It includes figures of the 1st Earl and his late wife Anne Parr (who died 1552).


1st Earl of Pembroke, stained glass window, Wilton parish church.
The face is a modern restoration.
Photo 1999. See larger and full size.
From jmc4 on Flickr. Used with permission.



Other shot of the above.
See full size.
From jmc4 on Flickr. Used with permission.



Anne Parr, stained glass window, Wilton parish church.
Photo 1999. See larger and full size.
From jmc4 on Flickr. Used with permission.



Other shot of the above.
See full size.
From jmc4 on Flickr. Used with permission.






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