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Jane (née Lane), Lady Fisher (died 1689), Stuart loyalist

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Royalist who played a heroic role in the escape of Charles II in 1651. After the Battle of Worcester in September 1651, Charles went into hiding in Shropshire and Staffordshire. His companion, Lord Henry Wilmot, was at nearby Bentley Hall, the home of Jane's brother, royalist Colonel John Lane. Jane had recently obtained a pass to visit a pregnant kinswoman in Bristol. Charles accompanied her as a manservant, under the assumed name of William Jackson. They reached Bristol, then Trent, where Charles set sail for France. Jane's part in the escape was soon discovered and she fled to France later that year, joining the Court in exile. She returned to England only after the Restoration.

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Jane (née Lane), Lady Fisher

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1660
NPG 1798


Henry Lascelles; Jane (née Lane), Lady Fisher; King Charles II

probably by or after Stefano della Bella
etching, circa 1651-1664
NPG D21417


Jane (née Lane), Lady Fisher

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1709
NPG D16399


Jane (née Lane), Lady Fisher

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1709
NPG D16400


Jane (née Lane), Lady Fisher

possibly by George Vertue
line engraving, 1713
NPG D29193


Jane (née Lane), Lady Fisher

possibly by George Vertue
line engraving, 1713
NPG D29194


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