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Bess of Hardwick – A Tudor icon

When Elizabeth Hardwick Countess of Shrewsbury died on 13th February 1608, the curtain fell on a most extraordinary life. ¬†Better known as ‘Bess of Hardwick’, she was approximately 80 years old, an outstanding achievement in itself. ¬†Not surprisingly, she was buried in great state at the Church of All Hallows in Derby {now Derby Cathedral};