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Lucy Russell (née Harington), Countess of Bedford (circa 1581-1627), Courtier and patron of the arts
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The wife of the third Earl of Bedford, Lucy Harington was an important patron of poets, including Ben Jonson and John Donne, and many poems were written on the subject of her wit and beauty. She seems to have written verses herself, and was also a skilled horticulturist.