Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Also known as Margaret Hughes. She was the heroine of the film 'Stage Beauty', played by Claire Danes.
The real Peg had an affair with Prince Rupert and gave birth to a daughter Ruperta before retiring to Eltham, Kent.
All our favorite actors from this time period have roles in the film: Stage Beauty (2004). And Hugh Bonneville (of Dalton Abbey fame) plays our own SP.
Rupert, Count Palatine, Duke of Bavaria, and Cumberland, Earl of Holderness, and Knight of the Garter, Third Son of Frederick King of Bohemia, and Elizabeth of England, &c. born at Prague, 1619 ... After the happy Restoration, he return'd again into England, and was install'd Knight Of the Garter, and sworn of the Privy-Council ... unmarried; but had Issue ... Ruperta, a Daughter, by Mrs. Margaret Hughes, married to Emanuel Scroope How, Lieutenant General of her Majesty's Armies, and Envoy Extraordinary to the Serene House of Brunswick Lunenburgh, Brother to Scroope Lord Viscount How, of the Kingdom of Ireland.---The peerage of England: or, An historical and genealogical account. A. Collins, 1709.
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