Bess of Hardwick

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  • Bess of Hardwick
    • Born
      • 1527
      • Small mannor house
        • On the site of Hardwick Old Hall
      • Father was Gentry
        • Died within a year of her birth
          • Left her £26
      • Went into the service of Sir John Zouche
    • Marriages
      • 1543
        • Robert Barlow
          • Dies within a year
          • First Cousin
          • Leaves he £66
      • 1547
        • Sir William Cavendish
          • Owned lots of land over 5 countries
            • Sold all of these to please Bess
              • Bought Chatsworth 1549
          • Key figure in Henry VIII's court
          • Had 8 children together
          • Died in 1557, leaving Bess his fortune
      • 1559
        • Sir William St Loe
          • A favourite courtier of the Queen
            • Access to the royal court
          • Died 1565, leaving Bess his fortune
      • 1567
        • Earl of Shrewsbury - George Talbot
          • Very wealthy
          • Nobility
          • Died in 1590, making Bess one of the richest in England
          • Job of guarding Mary Queen of Scots
    • Personality
      • Hardworking
      • Organised
  • Robert Barlow
    • Dies within a year
    • First Cousin
    • Leaves he £66
  • Sir William Cavendish
    • Owned lots of land over 5 countries
      • Sold all of these to please Bess
        • Bought Chatsworth 1549
    • Key figure in Henry VIII's court
    • Had 8 children together
    • Died in 1557, leaving Bess his fortune

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