Cecily Bulstrode

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Cecily Bulstrode (1584 - 4 August 1609), was a courtier and subject of poetry.[1] She was the daughter of Edward Bulstrode (1550- 1595) and Cecily Croke; she was a cousin of Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford, in whose household she was a member in 1605. Two years later, she served as Queen consort Anne of Denmark's gentlewoman of the Bedchamber.[2]


  1. John Considine, ‘Bulstrode, Cecily (bap. 1584, d. 1609)’ in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  2. Tudor and Stuart women writers, Louise Schleiner