Mary Fitton

(c. 1578—1641) courtier and gentlewoman

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(c.1578 –1647) One of Queen Elizabeth's maids of honour; she became the mistress of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, and has sometimes been thought to be the Dark Lady of the Sonnets.

From A Dictionary of Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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