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SACHARISSA Some Account of Dorothy Sidney, Countess of Sutherland Her Family and Friends 1617 - 1684.

SACHARISSA Some Account of Dorothy Sidney, Countess of Sutherland Her Family and Friends 1617 - 1684.
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Book ID
6080
Author
CARTWRIGHT, Julia.:
Publisher
Seeley
Binding
Hardcover
Published
1893
Pages
326
Type/size
8vo - over 7? - 9?" tall
Notes
Good condition, medium octavo, green cloth, faint circular stain on front, foxing to edges, portrait frontis piece, xii plus 314 pages including index, and two pages of publisher's list. [Dorothy Spencer, Countess of Sunderland (5 October 1617 - 5 February 1684) was the wife of Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland and the daughter of Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester. In about 1635, she rejected a proposal of marriage from the poet Edmund Waller, who addressed verses to her under the name of "Sacharissa". In 1639, she married Henry Spencer, and he was created 1st Earl of Sunderland in 1643, in recognition of his service to the king in the English Civil War. He was killed at the First Battle of Newbury shortly afterwards, leaving Dorothy with two children, and pregnant with a third, who died in infancy. The two surviving children were Lady Dorothy Spencer and Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland. The widowed countess lived at Brington, Northamptonshire, but eventually returned to live with her parents at Penshurst Place in Kent. In 1652 she remarried, to Robert Smith or Smythe. [HEAVY ITEM] [General Information: 10% discount for all direct purchases. Please contact us for quotation for postage at cost. - minimum ?3.50]
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