Bess, Bessy, born 1565,
in 1584 she became a
Lady of the Privy Chamber
to Queen Elizabeth I
[born 1533, reigned 1558-1603],
she mar secretly 1591 to Sir Walter Raleigh
[born 1552] and had issue,
he was sent to the Tower of London
1592 for this secret affair and marriage,
she was expelled from court,
but was NOT sent to the Tower,
rather she obtained quarters so she could be near her husband at the Tower,
he was excluded from the Queen's presence for more than 4 years after.
Tomb of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, the diplomat.
Church of St. Katherine Cree, London.
Photo 2007. See full size.
From Tony Worrall.
Used with permission.
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