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Sir Nicholas Throckmorton

Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, the diplomat.
Portrait c.1562.
From NPG.

Sir Nicholas Throckmorton (see here),
the diplomat, born 1515.
He mar Anne Carew [dau of Sir Nicholas Carew].
He was a staunch Protestant (even though others in family were staunch Catholics).
Associate of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland.
He held positions under Edward VI.
Supporter of Lady Jane Grey.
Diplomat under Elizabeth I.
Ambassador to France and to Scotland.
He died 1571, age 56 yrs.
He was bur church of St. Katherine Cree, Aldgate, London.
Sir Nicholas and Anne had issue:

  1. Elizabeth Throckmorton,
    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. Though 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.

The movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).
Elizabeth Throckmorton is one of the main characters, played by Abbie Cornish.


Tomb of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton


Tomb of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, the diplomat.
Church of St. Katherine Cree, London.
Drawing from here in Antiquities of London, by John Thomas Smith, 1791.

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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