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Nell Gwyn
b.2 Feb 1650
d.14 Nov 1687
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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 Gwyn (2 February 1650 – 14 November 1687; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne), more commonly known as Nell Gwyn, was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Praised by Samuel Pepys for her comic performances as one of the first actresses on the English stage, she became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by 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. Gwyn had two sons by King Charles: Charles Beauclerk (1670–1726) and James Beauclerk (1671–1680) (the surname is pronounced boh-clair). Charles was created Earl of Burford and later Duke of St. Albans.

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References
  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.