private collection.

Christabelle, Countess of Veron (1612 – 1667)
Second daughter to the 3rd Duke of Mollawray. Like her sister, Lexia, she had a penchant for spending and married late to the Earl of Veron in 1645. Developing an interest in astrology, séances and the occult, she had her estate redecorated with astrological motifs and even converted her main parlor into a ‘room for the dead’ in which to summon ghosts. She said she found the dead more interesting than the living.

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