[Lady Lucy Percy][From the fine miniature by Isaac Oliver at Strawberry Hill]
[Pub by S Harding 127 Pall Mall Jan 1 1802]
Stipple, sheet 130 x 110mm (5 x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate. Proof before letters.
Lucy, countess of Carlisle (1599-1660), an English courtier known for her beauty and wit. She was involved in many political intrigues during the English Civil War, and became second wife to James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle. She is known for disclosing to her cousin Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex of the King's intended arrest of the five members of Long Parliament, which enabled Essex and the others to escape. She was a political friend of Strafford and Pym.
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