Eleanor "Nell" Gwynn (February 2 1650 - November 14 1687). Considered the most famous actress of the Restoration period, her rags-to-riches tale has made her a folk heroine. She was a longtime mistress of King Charles II of England.

Eleanor "Nell" Gwynn (February 2 1650 - November 14 1687). Considered the most famous actress of the Restoration period, her rags-to-riches tale has made her a folk heroine. She was a longtime mistress of King Charles II of England.

The death on this day 14th November, 1687 of Eleanor 'Nell' Gwyn,long time mistress of King Charles II of England and mother of two of his illegitimate children

The death on this day 14th November, 1687 of Eleanor 'Nell' Gwyn,long time mistress of King Charles II of England and mother of two of his illegitimate children

Louise de Kérouaille, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, was born in France in 1649. She was sent to England by the French court to seduce Charles II, and was suspected of being a spy for most of the time she spent as his mistress. The diarist John Evelyn was scandalised by her, describing her as a "young wanton...for the most part in her undress all day".

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Louise de Kérouaille, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, was born in France in 1649. She was sent to England by the French court to seduce Charles II, and was suspected of being a spy for most of the time she spent as his mistress. The diarist John Evelyn was scandalised by her, describing her as a "young wanton...for the most part in her undress all day".

HRH Mary, Princess Royal of England (1631-1660)  Princess of Orange and mother of William of Orange, later king of Great Britain.

HRH Mary, Princess Royal of England (1631-1660) Princess of Orange and mother of William of Orange, later king of Great Britain.

James II, House of Stuart, b.14 October 1633 d.16 September 1701, son of Charles I & Henrietta Maria of France. King of England 1685-1688.

James II, House of Stuart, b.14 October 1633 d.16 September 1701, son of Charles I & Henrietta Maria of France. King of England 1685-1688.

Nell Gwynne - Charles' favorite mistress and one of the first actresses in English theatre. One of Aphra's patrons.

Nell Gwynne - Charles' favorite mistress and one of the first actresses in English theatre. One of Aphra's patrons.

King James II of England and James VII of Scotland, the last Catholic and absolutist-inclined British monarch

King James II of England and James VII of Scotland, the last Catholic and absolutist-inclined British monarch

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