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Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury (1518-1608), Hardwick Hall, Ault Hucknall, c 1570?
Miss Frances Webb
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Portrait, seal and signature of 'The Right Honourable Elisabeth Widow of Sr William Cavendish and Countess of Shrewsbury' (1518-1608), better known as Bess of Hardwick.
From the original in the possession of John Thane.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.