Mary Sidney: Following the Footsteps

Published 10th August 2017
Map of Great Britain showing the footsteps of Lady Mary Sidney

1.  Tickenhill, Bewdley, Worcestershire
2.  Penshurst, Kent
3.  Ludlow Castle, Shropshire
4.  Chiswick House, Twyford
5.  Otford Palace, Kent
6.  Baynard's Castle, London
7.  Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
8.  Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire
9.  Ramsbury, Wiltshire
10. Ivychurch Priory, Salisbury, Wiltshire
11. Houghton House, Ampthill, Bedfordshire
12. Crosby Hall, London
13. Aldersgate Street, London
14. St Paul's Cathedral, London
15. Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Mary’s life was fairly typical of a woman in close proximity to the court. She lived in various locations with her parents, as Sir Henry Sidney fulfilled his roles as Lord Deputy of Ireland, and Lord President of the Council for Wales.  As Countess of Pembroke, her main residence was Wilton House, in Wiltshire. Her own tastes are perhaps most clearly seen in the delightful Houghton House.

Read more about the places associated with Mary Sidney here