Emma Turnbull

University of Oxford

Emma Turnbull - University of Oxford

I am working with the National Trust on a project which explores female identity, political agency and experience in the particular context of the British Civil Wars. My wider research explores the role of anti-popery in shaping the political culture of early seventeenth century England. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

The Cherry Garden at Ham House, Surrey, seen from an upper floor window

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Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart, later Duchess of Lauderdale (1626-1698) by Sir Peter Lely

Who was Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale?

Baptised on 28 September 1626 in London, Elizabeth was the eldest of the five daughters of William Murray, first earl of Dysart, and Catherine Murray (née Bruce).

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