Catherine Lyte Howard, ca. 1618,William Larkin. Granddaughter of Thomas Howard, 1st Baron Bindon, by his second wife, Gertrude Lyte. Married, as his second wife, Sir Thomas Thynne of Longleat. First cousin, 2x removed, of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Ancestress of the Marquesses of Bath.
1589 Lady Elizabeth Walshe by ? (York Museum - York UK) "Elizabeth Stoner was a lady-in-waiting to each of Henry VIII of England's six wives, and was the 'Mother of the Maids', with responsibility for the conduct of the young maids-of-honour. She was the wife of the King's Sergeant-at-Arms, William Stoner. She is remembered as one of the gaolers of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife.
Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, 1565-1647, (Bess Throckmorton) was a Lady of the Privy Chamber to Elizabeth !. She secretly married Sir Walter Raleigh in 1591. Her father was cousin to King Henry VIII's sixth wife Catherine Parr.
The Ruff One of the most extravagant clothing items of the 16th Century was the ruff, a detachable pleated collar supported by a wire frame, that reached enormous proportions. The style has its roots in the East, where Indians wore collars stiffened with rice water, to protect their clothes from their hair.