Frances Carr, Countess of Somerset

Circa 1610

W 24 × H 30

Stock # Marh1488


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Early 17th century portrait of Frances Carr, Countess of Somerset, oil on canvas. She was born Frances Howard, the daughter of Lord Thomas Howard (later 1st Earl of Suffolk) Frances Carr, Countess of Somerset (b.31 May 1590 - d.23 August 1632), was an English noblewoman who was the central figure in a famous scandal and murder during the reign of King James I. She was found guilty but spared execution, and was eventually pardoned by the King and released from the Tower of London in early 1622.