Elizabeth Villiers, Countess of Morton, d. 1654. Wife of the 9th Earl of Morton
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Elizabeth Villiers, Countess of Morton, d. 1654. Wife of the 9th Earl of Morton about 1661 - 1662

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  • Scottish Art
Known as Lady Dalkeith, the Countess of Morton was appointed as Henrietta Anne’s governess during the English Civil War (1642 - 51). Disguised as a peasant, Lady Dalkeith smuggled the two-year-old princess, dressed as a small boy, out of war-torn England and across the Channel to France where Henrietta Anne’s mother was living. Lady Dalkeith was praised as a heroine for her role in saving the princess’s life and for the personal sacrifices she had made, leaving her own children and husband behind.

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  • Acc. No. SP II 74.1
  • Medium Line engraving on paper
  • Size 31.75 x 25.40 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by William Findlay Watson 1886