Mary Sidney Herbert Pembroke


Born
December 22, 1560

Died
January 01, 1621


Mary Sidney was born in 1561, the second of four children who survived infancy. Her grandfather was the duke of Northumberland, her uncles the earls of Leicester and Warwick, yet as the daughter of their sister Mary Dudley and of Sir Henry Sidney, the queen’s deputy in Ireland and Wales, she belonged to the gentry. While this fact dogged the careers of her brothers, Philip Sidney* and Robert Sidney,* Mary’s marriage in April 1577 to Henry Herbert, 2d earl of Pembroke, would have represented for her parents their most conspicuous success. She received a fairly broad humanist education at home (for languages she learned, at the least, Latin, French, and Italian), as well as training in such expected accomplishments as music and needlework, ...more

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