Lady Arbella Stuart (1575-1615) niece of Lord Darnley, considered a possible successor to Queen Elizabeth I
She secretly married William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset (1588-1660), 15 years her junior, which displeased King James I who had her imprisoned in the Tower where she died in 1615
Engraved by Thomas Phillibrown, after the original by Van Somer, for ‘Lodge’s Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain’ by Edmund Lodge FSA. Published by Bohn, London 1849.
Image size approx. 75 x 75 mm