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Monstrous AdversaryThe Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford$
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Alan H. Nelson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236788

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313592

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Mistress Elizabeth Trentham

Mistress Elizabeth Trentham

65 Mistress Elizabeth Trentham
Monstrous Adversary
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This chapter describes Oxford's marriage to Elizabeth Trentham, daughter of Thomas and Jane Trentham of Rocester, Staffordshire. On the marriage market for at least ten years, Elizabeth was not only much older than Anne Cecil had been at the time of her marriage, but far more independent. The wedding received royal recognition in an entry dated 23 November 1592 recording the Queen's gift of a gilt bowl with a cover at Oxford's marriage Mrs Elizabeth Trentham. The wedding itself may be dated to 27 December 1591 (at the latest) from a record of the Queen's gift to the new Countess.

Keywords:   Elizabeth I, Anne Cecil, royal recognition, marriage, Elizabeth Trentham

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