Gray, Catherine b. August 25, 1540 d. January 26, 1568 English Royalty. Countess of Hertford. Catherine was the second surviving daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, and his wife Lady Frances Brandon. She was a great niece of King Henry VIII and therefore a legitimate claimant to the English throne. Her older sister Lady Jane Dudley, after being put on the throne for nine days in 1553, was executed in 1554 at the order of Queen Mary. Her father was also executed, for leading a revolt against Mary. Despite this, the remaining Grey family (...[Read More] (Bio by: VampireRed) Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Heath, Edward b. July 9, 1916 d. July 17, 2005 British Prime Minister. Served as Conservative Party Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974. After the Conservatives lost the 1974 election, Heath was defeated for party leader by future Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. On a side-note, his name, "Mr. Heath," was immortalized in the song "Taxman," written and recorded by The Beatles. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Herbert, Mary b. October 27, 1561 d. September 25, 1621 Sister of Sir Philip Sidney, the poet of Elizabethan era. Mary and her brother spent their time in literary studies, she being fluent in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. She had married the second Earl of Pembroke in 1577 and, recovering from her grief after her brother had been killed, she became a generous patron of poets and men of letters, including Ben Johnson and Samuel Daniel. (Bio by: julia&keld) Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England Plot: Herberts family vault in the front of the altar
Herbert, William b. April 8, 1580 d. April 10, 1630 English Nobility. Third Earl of Pembroke, Courtier and Literary Patron. He was born at Wilton House, Wiltshire and shared the literary taste of his mother and his uncle, Sir Philip Sidney. He was handsome and accomplished, matriculating from Oxford when he was only 13 years old. He became very friendly with the King James I, becoming a member of the King's Council for Virginia and sending immigrants and cattle there, and had incorporated the North West passage Company in 1612. He was named...[Read More] (Bio by: julia&keld) Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England Plot: family vault in front of altar.
Seymour, Edward b. May 22, 1539 d. April 6, 1621 English Nobility. 1st Earl of Hertford. Edward was the son of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset and his wife Anne Stanhope. Some sources cite his birthdate as 12 October, 1537. He was a nephew of Queen Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII. He fell in love with Catherine Grey, daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk and younger sister of the famous Lady Jane Grey. They were secretly married in December of 1560. Because Catherine was a legitimate heir to the throne, she could not marry...[Read More] (Bio by: VampireRed) Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Wise, Michael b. 1647 d. August 24, 1687 Composer, Organist, Singer. A key musical figure of England's Restoration Period. Born in Wiltshire, he joined the boys' chorus of the new Chapel Royal in 1660 and was appointed a gentleman there in 1675. From 1668 he was organist and chorus master of Salisbury Cathedral, and during the last year of his life was also chorus master at St. Paul's in London. Wise was a favorite of Charles II, and when accompanying him on progresses he claimed the privilege of playing the organ at any church...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England Plot: Near the West Door