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Elizabeth Cavendish Stuart

Englishwoman who all became the Countess of Lennox after secretly marrying Charles Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox, in 1574. She was created in Derbyshire, Britain to Bess of Hardwick and Sir William Cavendish. She passed away at age twenty-six, simply six years after her hubby acquired succumbed to tuberculosis. She acquired one little girl, Arbella Stuart, with the very first Earl of Lennox. Arbella implemented in her mother’s footsteps by marrying an heir towards the throne (William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset) without securing royal acceptance for the nuptials. Queen Elizabeth I disapproved of her relationship to Charles Stuart and delivered the moms of both groom and bride towards the infamous Tower of London because of their role in preparing the secret wedding ceremony.

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