William Herbert, first Duke of Powis

Standard Name: Powis, William Herbert,,, first Duke of
Used Form: Lord Powis


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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Lucy Herbert
Lady Powis , mother of two future writers (Lucy and Winifred , then about ten and seven), joined her husband in the Tower of London, on a charge of Roman Catholic plotting against...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Lucy Herbert
Lucy's father, William Herbert , owned estates in Wales and the Welsh marches, although much of the family's large properties had been forfeited after they fought for the monarchy in the English Civil War...
Family and Intimate relationships Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale
Winifred's father, William Herbert , was a major land-owner in the Welsh marches and Wales proper, a convinced and hereditary monarchist, as active in government as his Catholic religion allowed, a courtier and a soldier...
Violence Lady Lucy Herbert
When LLH was about ten and her father was imprisoned in the Tower of London, the home of her family in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, was broken into at midnight by an armed mob.
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Violence Lady Lucy Herbert
The Lincoln's Inn Fields house of Lord Powis (recently released after years in prison on suspicion of treasonable Catholic plotting, father of future writers Lucy and Winifred ) was burned to the ground by chance...
Wealth and Poverty Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale
Before he died her father became anxious that Winifred had been treated unfairly in the disposition of family money in comparison with her sisters (three of whom had married while the family was riding high)...


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