Bess, Bessy, born 1565.
In 1584 she became a
Lady of the Privy Chamber
to 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.
She was not sent to the Tower.
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.
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