The royal family continued to grow. James was followed two
years later by Elizabeth in 1635. . .
. . .Unwell (as she often was) and deeply upset, Elizabeth, at eight
years old, was unable to face the loss of those closest to her. She took
matters into her own hands and appealed directly to the House of Lords
on 16 December, in a letter she entrusted to Pembroke to present on her
I account myself most miserable that I must have my servants taken
from me, and strangers put to me. You promised me that you would have a
care of me, and I hope you will show it, in preventing so great a grief
as this would be to me. I pray, my lords, consider of it, and give me
cause to thank you.
. . .The new household was certainly reasonably generous for two
younger members of the royal family. By the time of its inception, Lady
Roxburghe was dead and the countess of Dorset, who had known the
children from their earliest years, was appointed once again to the role
of governess. In addition, Elizabeth was provided with a lady of the
bedchamber and four ladies-in-waiting and Henry was given his own staff
of attendants. Overall, the household had two physicians, one of whom
was Sir Theodore de Mayerne, as well as six chaplains, pages, domestics
Elizabeth had won something of a victory. . .