Hyde, Laurence, first earl of Rochester
- W. A. Speck
Hyde, Laurence, first earl of Rochester (bap. 1642, d. 1711), politician, was the second son of Edward Hyde, first earl of Clarendon (1609–1674), and Frances, née Aylesbury (1617–1667), his second wife. He was born in England and baptized at St Margaret's, Westminster, on 15 March 1642, but spent much of the interregnum in exile with his family on the continent. When they returned at the Restoration ...