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House of Stuart | James Stuart - 'The Old Pretender'
James Francis Stuart Father: James II Mother: Mary of Modena Born: June 10, 1688 at St James Palace, London Married: Maria Sobiewski, on May 28, 1719 Children: One son Charles Edward Stuart and one illegitimate son Henry Died: January 1, 1766 at Rome, aged 77 years, 6 months, and 21 days Buried at: St Peters, Rome
It Happened on March 11th
March 8, 1702: Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England. Daughter of James II and sister of Mary II, Anne suffered ill health most of her life. Despite at least 17 pregnancies, she left no heir. (12 stillborn births or miscarriages, 4 children who died before the age of 2, and one son who died at age 11.) She was succeeded by her second cousin, George I.
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, wife of James II, Mother of Queen Mary II and Queen Anne
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, first wife of King James II; she was mother of Queen Mary II and Queen Anne, along with 6 other children who died in childhood, one from smallpox, one from bubonic plague, and one from convulsions. Anne Hyde died from breast cancer a month after giving birth to her last child (who also died within the year.)
BOOKS AT CHARLES II'S TIMES~~ The receipt-book of the times of Charles II, the best seller that should be read and followed by all women that would like to be good housekeepers. The receipts were assigned to Henriette, mother of Charles, though it is not known if she could cook. The courses described in the book did not include ingredients quantity, words "some", "a little bit" gave a hint to English cooks. The only exception was done for herbs, as cloves, that costed a lot.
THE SEEDS OF CHARLES II AND NELL GWYNNE ~ The child of love, Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, has got love and recognition, became an outstanding courtier, married the only and beautiful daughter of the last Earl of Oxford, and got 12 children, became the Knight of the Garter, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Interesting, that he, his eldest son and his eldest grandson died around 55 as Charles II did. The seeds of Charles Beauclerk still live in The U.K. Nell blessed them!
Illegitimate Offspring of Royalty
THE SEEDS OF CHARLES II ~Daughter of Charles II and Barbara Villiers,Barbara Fitzroy,1685. Although her mother insisted she was a daughter of the king, Barbara was probably fathered by either John Churchill, later Duke of Marlborough, a 2nd cousin of her mother, or Lord Chesterfield, whom she is said to have resembled in her features. It may be remarked that her mother's husband, Lord Castlemaine, believed her to be his daughter. Charles, however, always insisted on acknowledging her as his chil
Frances Stewart was famous for her great beauty and was probably the only one that refused to become a mistress of Charles II of England. Known as La Belle Stuart she served as the model for an idealised, female Britannia. The king's infatuation was so great that he intended to marry Stewart,for a long time he was considering the possibility of obtaining a divorce to enable him to make her his wife.