Mary Sidney's mother, the former Lady Mary Dudley
, came from a powerful family. Her brothers, all players on the national scene, included Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. She lost her beauty by smallpox when...
Family and Intimate relationships
Sir Philip Sidney
His mother, Lady Mary Sidney
, was a duke's daughter and sister of two brothers who became earls (one of them, Robert Dudley
, the Earl of Leicester and the favourite of Queen Elizabeth