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date: 10 August 2020

Gwyn, Eleanor [Nell]locked

(1651?–1687)
  • S. M. Wynne

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Gwyn, Eleanor [Nell] (1651?–1687), actress and royal mistress, was born, according to a contemporary horoscope, on 2 February 1651. Her parentage remains obscure, as does her place of birth. Nell had a sister named Rose and her mother was Helena (d...

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