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Encyclopedia > Henry Lee of Ditchley
Sir Henry Lee by Antonis Mor, 1568.
Sir Henry Lee by Antonis Mor, 1568.
For other people named Henry Lee, see Henry Lee (disambiguation)

Sir Henry Lee (1533-1611) of Ditchley was Master of the Ordnance under Queen Elizabeth I of England. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (566x700, 157 KB) Portrait of Sir Henry Lee by Antonis Mor, 1568. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (566x700, 157 KB) Portrait of Sir Henry Lee by Antonis Mor, 1568. ... Selfportrait. ... Henry Lee may refer to Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley (1533-1611), Master of the Ordnance and Queens Champion under Elizabeth I of England. ... Events January 25 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne Boleyn, his second Queen consort. ... Events June 23 - Henry Hudsons crew maroons him, his son and 7 others in a boat November 1 - At Whitehall Palace in London, William Shakespeares romantic comedy The Tempest is presented for the first time. ... Ditchley (Ditchley Park or Ditchley House) is an Oxfordshire stately home designed by James Gibbs and built by in 1722 for the George Lee, 2nd Earl of Lichfield, a member of the Lee family. ... This article is about Elizabeth I of England. ...


Lee became Queen Elizabeth I’s champion in 1570 and was appointed Master of the Royal Armouries in 1580, an office which he held until his death. As Queen's Champion, Lee devised the Accession Day Tilts held annually on 17 November, the most important Elizabethan court festival from the 1580s. He resigned as Queen's Champion in 1590 and was made a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1597. This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... “Elizabethan” redirects here. ... The insignia of a knight of the Order of the Garter. ...


After the death of his wife Ann Paget in 1590, Lee openly lived with his long-time mistress, Anne Vavasour, formerly one of the Queen's Ladies in Waiting.


He was the uncle of Captain Thomas Lee, a troublesome soldier on whose behalf he allowed himself to be bound over and who was put to death in 1601 for an involvement in the treason of the 2nd Earl of Essex. Thomas Lee (1552/3-1601) was an army captain, who served under Queen Elizabeth I and spent most of his career in Ireland during the Tudor conquest of that country. ... Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (10 November 1566 – 25 February 1601), favourite of Queen Elizabeth I of England, is the best-known of the many holders of the title Earl of Essex. ...


Family

He was the son of Sir Anthony Lee and Margaret Wyatt-sister of Sir Thomas Wyatt (poet). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 457 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2024 × 2652 pixel, file size: 314 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From the time of its first publication (1909), the present picture has been doubted as an autograph work by Holbein. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 457 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2024 × 2652 pixel, file size: 314 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From the time of its first publication (1909), the present picture has been doubted as an autograph work by Holbein. ... Margaret Lee (nee Wyatt) (1506(?)–1543(?)) was a sister of poet Thomas Wyatt, and favourite of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII of England. ... A 1543 portrait miniature of Hans Holbein the Younger by Lucas Horenbout Holbeins 1533 painting The Ambassadors Hans Holbein the Younger (c. ... Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – October 6, 1542) was a poet and Ambassador in the service of Henry VIII. He first entered Henrys service in 1516 as Sewer Extraordinary, and the same year he began studying at St Johns College of the University of Cambridge. ...


His heir and Cousin, also Sir Henry Lee, became 1st Bart Quarendon There have been four Baronetcies created for people with the surname Lee, all extinct. ...


Trivia

Mary Custis Lee
Mary Custis Lee
  • A descendant of Henry Lee of Ditchley was Edward Lee, 1st Earl of Lichfield-ancestor of Mary Custis Lee-wife of Robert Edward Lee.
Charles Lee

Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Thomas Lee (1690–1750), Viriginia colonist and cofounder of the Ohio Company. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 401 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (509 × 760 pixel, file size: 52 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Faithful reproductions of two-dimensional original works cannot attract copyright in the U.S. according to the rule in Bridgeman Art Library v. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 401 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (509 × 760 pixel, file size: 52 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Faithful reproductions of two-dimensional original works cannot attract copyright in the U.S. according to the rule in Bridgeman Art Library v. ... Edward Henry Lee, 1st Earl of Lichfield (4 February 1663 – 14 July 1716). ... Mary Custis Lee Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee (October 1, 1808 – November 5, 1873) was the wife of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. ... For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. ... Download high resolution version (1093x1403, 368 KB)Engraving of Charles Lee, from the 18th century. ... Download high resolution version (1093x1403, 368 KB)Engraving of Charles Lee, from the 18th century. ... Charles Lee Charles Lee (1732–1782) was a British soldier turned Virginia planter who was a Major General of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. ...

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