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Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester




Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester.
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Drawing of the original at Badminton House.




Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester (see here and here), born c.1460,
illegitimate son of the Duke of Somerset,
mar 1stly, 1492, to Elizabeth Herbert, 3rd Baroness Herbert [descendant of Henry I],
cr Baron Herbert in 1504,
in 1506 they established the Beaufort Chantry in St. George’s chapel, Windsor Castle,
Elizabeth died 1507,
he was cr Earl in 1514,
he died 15 March 1526, probably at his house in Kew,
see entry in [DNB],
he and his 1st wife are bur in the Beaufort Chantry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle,
had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester, born c.1496.





"Sir Charles Somerset" by George Gower.
[Country Life, Vol 181, 1987] shows this is Sir Charles Somerset, a son of the 1st Earl by his 2nd wife.
Other identifications are wrong.
From here. Also here.




Tomb of 1st Earl of Worcester, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Tomb of Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, and his 1st wife, Elizabeth Herbert.
The Beaufort Chantry, at the SW corner of St. George’s chapel, Windsor Castle.
Effigies of both of them.
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Tomb of 1st Earl of Worcester.
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From opposite p.450 of [Hope, Part 2, 1913].



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