William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (see here),
He mar 1stly to Anne Parr
[born 1514, descendant of Edward III, sister of Catherine Parr].
He rose with the Parrs when Catherine married Henry VIII 1543.
Granted Wilton Abbey and lands by Henry VIII by 1544.
He pulled down Wilton Abbey. Built the first Wilton House in 1540s.
He was a guardian of the young Edward VI after death of Henry VIII 1547.
He was cr 1st Earl of Pembroke by Edward VI 1551, by the influence of his fellow Protestant John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland.
In 1551 he was granted the massive Baynard's Castle in central London.
Anne Parr died 20 Feb 1552, age 38 yrs.
She was bur in the old St.Paul's Cathedral, London.
The 1st Earl
married his son to Lady Catherine Grey 1553,
while Dudley married his son to Lady Jane Grey,
and tried to make her Queen.
He managed to distance himself from the Grey and Dudley families after their fall in 1553. (Later in 1577 his son would marry Dudley's grand-daughter.)
There is a stained glass window commemorating the marriage on 25 July 1554 of Queen Mary with Philip II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral in the presence of the 1st Earl.
mar 2ndly to
[born 18 March 1523,
dau of George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury].
There is a surviving Survey of the lands of William, first earl of Pembroke, made in 1567.
He died at Hampton Court, 17 Mar 1570, age 64 yrs.
He was bur in the old St.Paul's Cathedral, London.
Anne Talbot died 18 July 1588, age 65 yrs, bur 8 Aug 1588.
The 1st Earl had issue by 1st wife:
William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke.
Engraving 1620. From NPG.
Close-up of above.
See full size. From archive.org above.
From p.47 of the book above.
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