Bess of Hardwick

Bess of Hardwick
1527 - 1608
Bess of Hardwick  English

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Bess of Hardwick was previously married to George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (1568 - 1590), William St Loe (1559 - 1565), William Cavendish (courtier) (1547 - 1557) and Robert Barlow (courtier) (1543 - 1544).


Bess of Hardwick is a member of the following lists: People from Derbyshire, People from Bolsover (district) and 16th-century English people.


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Married4 22 years, 10 months 10 years, 2 months 1 year, 7 months
Total4 22 years, 10 months 10 years, 2 months 1 year, 7 months


First Name Bess
Middle Name Of
Last Name Hardwick
Alternative Name Elizabeth Talbot
Birthday 30th November, 1526
Died 13th February, 1608
Build Average
Hair Color Blonde
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
Occupation Text Countess of Shrewsbury

Elizabeth Cavendish, later Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury (c. 1527 – 13 February 1608), known as Bess of Hardwick (née Elizabeth Hardwick), of Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, was a notable figure of Elizabethan English society. By a series of well-made marriages, she rose to the highest levels of English nobility and became enormously wealthy. Bess was a shrewd business woman, increasing her assets with business interests including mines and glass-making workshops.

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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
FrancesFemale18th June, 1548474 years oldWilliam Cavendish (courtier)
TemperanceFemale10th June, 1549473 years oldWilliam Cavendish (courtier)
HenryMale17th December, 1550471 years oldWilliam Cavendish (courtier)
WilliamMale27th December, 1552469 years oldWilliam Cavendish (courtier)
CharlesMale28th November, 1553468 years oldWilliam Cavendish (courtier)
ElizabethFemale31st March, 1555467 years oldWilliam Cavendish (courtier)
MaryFemaleJanuary, 1556466 years oldWilliam Cavendish (courtier)
LucreceFemaleJanuary, 1556466 years oldWilliam Cavendish (courtier)




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