Monday, January 19, 2015

On This Day in Elizabethan History: The Death of the 2nd Earl of Pembroke

A portrait of Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, circa 1590. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.
On this day in Elizabethan history in 1601, Henry Herbert, the 2nd Earl of Pembroke died at his family's Wilton House. He was laid to rest in Salisbury Cathedral. You can read about his life and accomplishments (and those of his equally extraordinary wife, Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke) in our article, "Elizabethan Power Couple: The 2nd Earl and Countess of Pembroke".

3-quarter length armor, most likely belonging to Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke. Photo by A.Jensen.