Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Eleanor Paston, b bef 1496, d 1550

Eleanor Paston, my 13 G Grandmother, m Thomas Manners 1st Earl of Rutland February 21 1512/13, Lady of the Bedchamber to Anne of Cleves. She died at Shoreditch, but her tomb (and his), of which this is a detail, is at the church of St Mary the Virgin, Bottesford, Leics. Photograph by kind permission of NIMBUS CONSERVATION of Frome, Somerset.

Eleanor's mother was Bridget Heydon, whose marriage to Sir William Paston 'decisively consigned to history' the feud between their families [Helen Castor, Blood and Roses, Faber & Faber, 2004]

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