Person:Susan Villiers (1)

Watchers
Susan Villiers
b.1583
d.1652
Facts and Events
Name Susan Villiers
Married Name Susan Feilding, Countess of Denbigh
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1583
Death[1] 1652
Burial[1] Saint-Eustache, Paris, Paris, France


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Susan Feilding, Countess of Denbigh (née Villiers; 1583 – 1652) was an English courtier. She was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Henrietta Maria.

Born Susan Villiers, she was the youngest daughter of Sir George Villiers and his wife, Mary Beaumont. About 1607, she married Sir William Feilding, who was later created Earl of Denbigh. They had five children:

During the English Civil War, her husband, the Earl of Denbigh, supported and fought for King Charles I of England, while her son, Basil, joined the Parliamentarian forces. The Earl was wounded during an attack on Birmingham and died of his injuries in 1643. The next year Susan fled to France with Queen Henrietta Marie. It was in France that Susan converted to Roman Catholicism and in 1651 the council of state ordered the sequestration of all her property in England on the grounds that she had become Papist and was active in designs against the state. She was the patron of Richard Crashaw, who dedicated his sacred poems to her, in hearty acknowledgment of his immortal obligation to her goodness and charity, and addressed to her a poem persuading her — to render herself without further delay into the communion of the Catholic Church. The Countess died while in France, in 1652, and was buried in Église Saint-Eustache, Paris.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Susan Feilding, Countess of Denbigh. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Susan Feilding, Countess of Denbigh, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).