Henry, 4th Earl of Derby


Ref. No.: KN50
Date of Photo: 1572.

Henry, the son of the 3rd Earl Edward, was born in 1531. He spent a large part of his time at Court. He married Margaret Clifford (the grand-daughter of Mary, the younger sister of Henry VIII). During this time, it was alleged that Shakespeare acted at Knowsley Hall.

Henry died on 25th September 1593 leaving his son Ferdinando to become the next Earl of Derby.

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