Winifred Burbage
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: early 1570s
Date of Death: 1642
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Housewife
Spouse: Richard Burbage (. 1619)
Richard Robinson (d. 1648)
Children: Eight, six of whom died in childhood
Fictional Appearances:
Ruled Britannia
POD: July-August, 1588
Type of Appearance: Direct

Winifred Burbage (c. 1570-1642) was the wife of Richard Burbage, one of the most famous English actors of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. After his death, she married another actor, Richard Robinson. Little else is recorded about her, and even her maiden name is unknown.

Winifred Burbage in Ruled Britannia[]

During the English rebellion of October 1598, Winifred Burbage locked herself and her children in their London home while the carnage raged just outside. After the violence died down, she was overjoyed by the sight of her husband, accompanied by his friend, walking home to meet her, as she had feared them killed in the battle.[1]


  1. Ruled Britannia, p. 414-415.