Countess of Pembroke

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Countess of Pembroke is a title that has been borne by several women throughout history, including:

  • Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke (1172-1220), wife of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, and Countess of Pembroke in her own right
  • Margaret of England (1346-1361), wife of John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke; daughter of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault.
  • Anne Manny (1355-1384), 2nd wife to John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke; daughter of Walter Manny, Baron Manny and Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk.
  • Anne Parr (1515-1552), wife of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke and sister of Queen consort Catherine Parr.
  • Mary Sidney (1561-1621), wife of Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke; one of the first English women to achieve a major reputation for her literary works, translations and literary patronage.
  • Mary Talbot (circa 1594-1649), wife of William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke.
  • Elizabeth Spencer (1737-1831), wife of Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke daughter of Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough and Elizabeth Trevor.