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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II, was born on 12 March 1637 at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor Park, the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Hyde (1609–1674), created earl of Clarendon in 1661, and Frances, daughter of ...

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Elizabeth, Princess [Elizabeth Stuart] (1596–1662), queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V, eldest and only surviving daughter of James VI of Scotland (James I of England) (1566–1625) and his wife, Anne of Denmark (1574–1619), was born at Falkland Palace, Cupar...

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Henriette Anne [formerly Henrietta], Princess, duchess of Orléans (1644–1670), was born at Bedford House, Exeter, on 16 June 1644, the sixth and youngest of the children of Charles I (1600–1649) and Queen Henrietta Maria (1609–1669) to survive infancy and the eighth in all. By her father's command she was baptized into the ...

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Henry Frederick, prince of Wales (1594–1612), was born early on 19 February 1594 at Stirling Castle. He was the eldest child of King James VI of Scotland (1566–1625) and Anne (1574–1619), second daughter of Frederick II, king of Denmark, and Sophia, and older sister of ...

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Lennox, Charles, first duke of Richmond, first duke of Lennox, and duke of Aubigny in the French nobility (1672–1723), landowner, natural son of Charles II (1630–1685) and Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kéroualle, duchess of Portsmouth (1649–1734), was born in London on 29 July 1672. On 9 August 1675 he was created ...

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Mary, princess royal (1631–1660), princess of Orange, consort of William II, was born at St James's Palace on 4 November 1631, the eldest daughter of King Charles I (1600–1649) and his queen, Henrietta Maria (1609–1669). Since at first it seemed unlikely she would survive, she was baptized in a sober ceremony by ...

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Scott [formerly Crofts], James, duke of Monmouth and first duke of Buccleuch (1649–1685), politician, was born on 9 April 1649 at Rotterdam, the illegitimate son of Charles II (1630–1685) and Lucy Walter (1630?–1658), daughter of William Walter (or Walters) of Roch Castle...

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Sedley, Catharine, suo jure countess of Dorchester, and countess of Portmore (1657–1717), royal mistress, born on 21 December 1657 at Great Queen Street, London, and baptized eight days later at St Giles-in-the-Fields, was the only child of Sir Charles Sedley (bap. 1639, d. 1701)...

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Seymour [née Grey], Katherine, countess of Hertford (1540?–1568), noblewoman and royal kinswoman, was the second of three daughters of Henry Grey, duke of Suffolk (1517–1554), and Frances Brandon (1517–1559). Frances was the second child and elder daughter of Henry VIII's sister ...

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Villiers [married name Hamilton], Elizabeth, countess of Orkney (c. 1657–1733), presumed mistress of William III, was the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Villiers (1620–1689) of Richmond, Surrey, knight marshal of England. Her mother, Frances (1630–1677), was the daughter of Theophilus Howard, second earl of Suffolk...