Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea(1810-1861), War Secretary; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 11 portraits
Son of the Earl of Pembroke; MP, 1832, and rapidly promoted under Peel's successive administrations. Secretary at War at the opening of hostilities in the Crimea, Herbert was largely responsible for Florence Nightingale, a personal friend, going to Scutari. Although forced to resign in February, 1855, Herbert remained an active promoter of military reform until his early death.
- (Mary) Elizabeth (née à Court Repington), Lady Herbert of Lea (wife)
- Hon. William Reginald Herbert (son)
- Mary Herbert, Baroness von Hügel (daughter)
- Elizabeth Maud (née Herbert), Lady Parry (daughter)
- George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke (father)
- George Robert Charles Herbert, 13th Earl of Pembroke (son)
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