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She knighted Francis Drake after his circumnavigation of the globe from 1577 to 1580, and he won fame for his raids on Spanish ports and fleets.
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She and knighted
She acquired her title in 1959 when her husband, Vice-Admiral Guy Sayer was knighted as the Flag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet.
She detested Carr, but she encouraged the rise of Villiers, whom James knighted in her bedchamber ; and she developed friendly relations with him, calling him her " dog.
She qualified as a doctor in 1940, and, the following year, married solicitor and company director Sir Geoffrey Barnett, who was knighted for political and public services to the city of Leicester in 1953.
She and her husband ( who was knighted in 1945 ) were one of the few couples who both held titles in their own right.
" She says Dafydd's Welsh comrade, and posthumous son-in-law, Sir William ap Thomas may have been knighted at Agincourt.
She was the daughter of Sir William Pole, who was knighted by James I in 1601, and Mary Peryam, the daughter of Sir William Peryam, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
She and Francis
She then studied for two years with the painter Francis Adolf Van der Wielen, who offered lessons in perspective and drawing from casts during the time that the new Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was under construction.
She risked war with Spain by supporting the " Sea Dogs ," such as John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake, who preyed on the Spanish merchant ships carrying gold and silver from the New World.
She had married the Dauphin Francis in 1558, and become Queen of France on the death of his father the following year.
She enlisted the help of Henry Francis du Pont of the Winterthur Museum to assist in collecting artifacts for the mansion, many of which had once been housed there.
She went on to bear Henry a further eight children, six of whom survived infancy, including the future Charles IX ( born 27 June 1550 ); the future Henry III ( born 19 September 1551 ); and Francis, Duke of Anjou ( born 18 March 1555 ).
She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa.
She was the youngest daughter of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maria Theresa, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and ruler of the Habsburg dominions ; her godparents were the King of Portugal and his wife.
She risked war with Spain by supporting the " Sea Dogs ," such as John Hawkins and Francis Drake, who preyed on the Spanish merchant ships carrying gold and silver from the New World.
She paid above-market estimates when purchasing jewels from the estate of Dowager Empress Marie of Russia and paid almost three times the estimate when buying the family's Cambridge Emeralds from Lady Kilmorey, the mistress of her late brother Prince Francis.
" She gave birth to a son on 7 July 1889 and named him Henry Francis in honour of his deceased brother.
She recalled that she had seen the same lighting technique " on the sets of Ruth Chatterton and Kay Francis, and I knew what they meant ".
She was present at the Battle of the Solent against Francis I of France in 1545 ( in which Mary Rose sank ) but appears to have been more of a diplomatic vessel, sailing on occasion with sails of gold cloth.
She promoted the theory that the plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written by a group of men, including Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh and others.
She studied piano with her mother at home, composing short works of her own, after which she began studying at the Paris Conservatory where she met Louis Durey, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, Georges Auric and Arthur Honegger.
She was born Dorothea ( sometimes called Dorothy or Dora ) Bland near Waterford, Ireland, the daughter of Francis Bland ( d. 1778 ) and his mistress, Grace Phillips.
She was the eighth of nine children of Hannah Matthews Stone ( born Hannah Bowman Matthews ) and Francis Stone.
Merrill was born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton in New York City, New York, the only child of Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and her second husband, Wall Street stockbroker Edward Francis Hutton .< ref > Dina Merrill Biography ( 1925 -)< She was educated at Miss Porter's School and George Washington University.
She has written two more novels in the Chocolat series, continuing the adventures of Vianne Rocher ; The Lollipop Shoes ( re-titled The Girl With No Shadow in the US ) and Peaches for Monsieur le Curé ( Peaches for Father Francis in the US ), as well as two French cookbooks ( co-written with Fran Warde ), two collections of short stories and a number of dark psychological thrillers, including Gentlemen and Players and Blueeyedboy.
She has three potential suitors in Barchester Towers: Mr Obadiah Slope, Mr Bertie Stanhope and Mr Francis Arabin.
She and Drake
She was elected as the secretary to the Plymouth Drake Constituency Labour Party in 1987-8, and was elected chairwoman of the Cornwall Labour Party for four years from 1990.
She was killed without mercy while surrendering by Sonny Wong, angering Drake, Nenene, and the Paper Sisters ( despite the fact that Wong was technically there to help the Sisters ), and Drake attempts to avenge her death.
She was previously a member of the House of Commons from 1970 from 1997, representing the constituencies of Merton and Morden ( 1970 – 74 ) and Plymouth Drake ( 1974 – 97 ).
She was the oldest living graduate of Drake University, where she was a member of the Class of 1912.
She was also only the fifth women's basketball player in NCAA history to have 3, 000 points ( a list including Jackie Stiles of Southwest Missouri State, Patricia Hoskins of Mississippi Valley State, Lorri Bauman of Drake, Cheryl Miller of USC, and Cindy Blodgett of Maine ).
She has appeared in many other TV programs, including Drake & Josh, ER, The X Files, The War at Home, Will & Grace, Jack and Jill, How I Met Your Mother and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
She is best known for her roles as Zoe Reynolds in Spooks ( 2002 – 04 ) and Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes ( 2008 – 10 ) and Lady Agnes in the remake of Upstairs, Downstairs ( 2010 – 2012 ).
She also appears in a cross-over episode of Drake & Josh called Honor Council, in which she helps Megan play a prank on Josh for a video Megan makes for her website.
She also appeared in both " Dark Shadows " feature films: House of Dark Shadows, again as Dr. Julia Hoffman, and Night of Dark Shadows, as a new character, housekeeper Carlotta Drake.
" She often works with partners, such as the American mercenary Drake Anderson, the clumsy but capable junior field agent Wendy Earhart, and the suave wall-phasing gunslinger girl, Nancy Makuhari.
She attended public schools in Davenport, and went on to graduate from Drake University in Des Moines with a Bachelor's degree in 1899.