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Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (Wriothesley is pronounced "Risley"; 6 October 1573 "" 10 November 1624), was the second son of Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, and his wife Mary Browne, Countess of Southampton, daughter of the 1st Viscount Montagu. Shakespeare's first two narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, were dedicated to Southampton, who is thought by some to be the "Fair Youth" in Shakespeare's Sonnets.
Countess Elizabeth Vernon
Occupation: Countess of Southampton
Was one of the chief ladies-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England in the later years of her reign.
On 30 August 1597 Elizabeth married Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, the dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets. The marriage occurred after Elizabeth discovered she was pregnant. Upon discovering this, the Queen had both Elizabeth and her husband locked in Fleet Prison and, after their release, were never again received into her favour.
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