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COURT OF ENGLAND 

DURING THE REIGN OF THE STUARTS INCLUDING THE PROTECTORATE

JOHN HENEAGE JESSE

WITH FIVE PORTRAITS AND ONE
ILLUSTRATION

IN SIX VOLUMES

VOLUME THE FOURTH

LONDON
JOHN C NIMMO

14 KING WILLIAM STREET, STRAND
MDCCCCI

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of Beauty — Her Thrif tiness — Behaviour at Her Eleva-

tion— Pasquinades of the Period — Her Character, and

Want of Influence with the Protector — Her Flight at

the Restoration — Endeavours to Secrete Pictures and

Other Valuables Belonging to the Royal Family—Her

Residences and Death 82

CHAPTER VI.

RICHARD CROMWELL.

Character of Richard — His Love of Field Sports — His

Attachment to the Pleasures of the Table— Opposed to

the Measures of His Father — Intercedes for the King's

Life — His Marriage — Lives in Retirement at Hursley

— Initiated in State Affairs — Succeeds His Father —

His Brief Government and Abdication — In Danger of

Being Arrested for Debt — Lives Abroad under a Feigned

Name— His Singular Interview with the Prince de Conti

— Anecdotes — Richard's Personal Appearance — His

Death and Burial 92

CHAPTER VII.

HENRY CROMWELL.

His Resemblance to His Father, the Great Protector —

His Military Services — His Amiable Character — His

Marriage — Appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland — His

Admirable Administration in That Country — His Recall

— Lives in Retirement after the Restoration — Visited

by Charles II. — His Last Illness — The King Interests

Himself in His Sufferings — His Death and Burial —

Encomiums on His Character — His Descendants . 113

CHAPTER VIII.

BRIDGET CROMWELL, MRS. IRETON.

Her Republican Principles — Her Sanctity — Her Marriage

with Henry Ireton — Her Second Marriage (with Fleet-

wood) — Anecdote — Her Death and Burial . . 124

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