Person:Nell Gwyn (1)

Nell Gwyn
b.2 Feb 1650
d.14 Nov 1687
Facts and Events
Name Nell Gwyn
Gender Female
Birth[1] 2 Feb 1650
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Charles II , of England
Death[1] 14 Nov 1687
Reference Number? Q234163?

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Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn (2 February 1650 – 14 November 1687; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne) was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella. She was the most famous Restoration actress and possessed a prodigious comic talent. Gwyn had two sons by King Charles:

The surname of her sons is pronounced 'Bo-Clare'. Charles was created Earl of Burford and later Duke of St. Albans.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nell Gwyn, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Eleanor Gwyn, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.