Mary Boleyn. Sister to Anne Boleyn and a mistress to King Henry VIII before he became interesed in Anne. She was also supposedly a mistress to Francois I of France. Mary was first married to William Carey who died of the sweat. She later married a man far below her rank, a soldier William Stafford causing them both to be banned from court.
Penelope Devereux, great granddaughter of Mary Boleyn by lisby1, via Flickr Penelope Rich, Lady Rich, later styled Penelope Blount, Countess of Devonshire (1562-7/7/1607). She was considered one of the beauties of Elizabeth's court golden-haired with dark eyes, a gifted singer and dancer, fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish.