Isabella Markham

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Birthday
28, 1527
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 20, 1579 (52)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1527
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 20, 1579 (52)

About

English courtier and noblewoman most well known for her position in the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

Before Fame

She became a lady-in-waiting to Princess Elizabeth when she was young and was imprisoned in the Tower of London along with her on the orders of Queen Mary I.

Trivia

When Elizabeth became Queen in 1558, she appointed her a Gentlewoman of the Privy Chamber.

Family Life

She married the poet John Harington, and they had five children.

Associated With

Her son, also named John Harington, invented the flush toilet.