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William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke

3rd Earl, c.1625.
By Daniel Mytens.
This is a picture from the NPG used at Wikimedia Commons. NPG has said low-resolution images can be used.

William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (see here), K.G.,
poet, gave his name to Pembroke College, Oxford,
born 8th Apr 1580,
lover of Mary Fitton in 1600-01,
he got her pregnant, admitted paternity, but refused to marry her,
for this he was sent to the Fleet Prison in Feb 1601,
some people have suggested that he is the model for the "Fair Youth" in Shakespeare's sonnets, and that Mary Fitton is the "Dark Lady",
succ 1601,

mar 4th Nov 1604 to Mary Talbot [dau of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury],
was an investor in the Bermuda Company to colonize the Bermuda islands from 1612 onwards,
Pembroke Parish, Bermuda is named after him,
notorious womaniser,
had affair post-1614 with his 1st cousin Lady Mary Wroth and had issue:

  1. William ----,
    settled in Ireland by 1640,
    captain under Sir Henry Herbert
    and colonel under Prince Maurice (also here) in English Civil War (1642-51).

  2. Catherine ----,
    mar Mr. Lovel, living near Oxford.

Chancellor of Oxford University 1617-30,
Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Chirbury sent a congratulatory poem to Mary Wroth, "A Merry Rime Sent to Lady Mary Wroth upon the birth of my Lord Pembroke's Child. Born in the spring", seems to be spring 1620,
when Pembroke College founded 1624 it was named after him,
died 10th Apr 1630, age 50 yrs,
bur Salisbury Cathedral, family vault in front of altar, see grave.
Mary Talbot died Mar 1649.
See Connections to Shakespeare.

William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke.
A copy made around the late 19th century by Herbert descendants, the Marquesses of Bute.
Now at Castell Coch.
From BBC.

3rd Earl.
Portrait 1617 by Peter Oliver.

3rd Earl. Print by Simon de Passe, dated 1617 (when the 3rd Earl became Chancellor of Oxford University).
Used with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Said to be the 3rd Earl.
Portrait 1625 by Peter Oliver.
Supposed to be at Victoria and Albert Museum but not on their site.
This image from here.

3rd Earl.
Print dated 1633 (i.e. after 3rd Earl's death) by Robert van Voerst (or Voorst or Vorst).
Used with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
See other version also from Fitzwilliam Museum.

3rd Earl.
By Daniel Mytens.
From here.

The Oxford statue

Statue of 3rd Earl.
Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library, Oxford.
See full size. Photo 2005 by Steve Roe. See terms of use.

Statue of 3rd Earl.
See full size. From here. Used with permission.

Statue of 3rd Earl. Detail from above.

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