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Palmer [née Villiers], Barbara, countess of Castlemaine and suo jure duchess of Cleveland (bap. 1640, d. 1709), royal mistress

Sonya M. Wynne

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/28285

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Early life, 1640-1660 | The king's mistress, 1660-1670 | Declining influence, 1670-1676 | Parisian intrigues, 1678-1682 | Declining years, 1682-1709

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