Wife of John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester (on Wikipedia).

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Lady Isabella Theresa Mary Howard Paulet, third wife of John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester (1598 – 1675), daughter of William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford and Mary Stafford, sister of the 5th Baron Stafford.

They married 30 April, 1669, and lived in Englefield House, Berkshire, which was a wedding gift from his second marriage to Lady Honora de Burgh in the early 1630s.

John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester died on 5 March 1674/5 and was buried at Englefield.

She died on 2 September 1691, without issue and was buried on the 5th.

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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

John Paulet, 5th Marquess of Winchester is rightly famous for his defiant stand for 2 years during the Civil Wars -- his magnificent home, Basing House, stood on the main road from London to the West Country, a key strategic route during the Civil Wars. It had over 300 rooms, and its gardens covered 14-1/2 acres.

Basing House was referred to as a ‘nest of papists’ by the Parliamentarians. And if Paulet hadn't been so dismissive of the services rendered by Protestant Royalists, the seige might have gone on longer. Ultimately, it was an unwinnable situation.

A book was published in 2022 about this heroic stand. That Paulet survived is remarkable:…

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