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Lady Arabella Stuart (1575-1615), Cousin of James I
Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Lady Arabella was a cousin of James I and next in the line of succession after his children. When she received a letter from Lord Cobham in 1603 announcing a plan to murder James I and place her on the throne, she laughed and handed it to the king. However, her secret marriage to William Seymour in 1610 so angered James that he sent her to the Tower of London where she died in September 1615.