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Nell Gwynne

Person   Born 2/2/1650 Died 14/11/1687

Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynne, whatever.  Born Hereford. Rumoured to have lived at Lauderdale House as the mistress of Charles II, where she dangled her first-born from a window to scare the King into giving the baby a title, which he duly did - the Earl of Burford. The affair with the king started in about 1668 and they must have remained on good terms since on his death in 1685 Charles apparently said "Let not poor Nelly starve". 

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44776

Nell Gwynne - SW1

In a house on this site lived Nell Gwynne 1671-1687

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52709

Nell Gwynn statue

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54621

Whitecross Debtors' Prison

Whitecross Debtors' Prison, 1813 - 1870 Warm-hearted Nell Gwynne, in her will...

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