Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Captain Francis Bromwich had been in street battles prior to the one that claimed his life.
In 1662 Bromwich received a pardon from Charles II for his participation in a fatal brawl. This is the site that lists the pardon > >http://books.google.com/books?id=YB4XAQAAMAAJ&p...
William Hepworth Dixon recounts, in the 4th volume of his book "Her Majasty's Tower", another fatal fight, this one in 1665, in which Captain Bromwich was involved. The story can be found at this site > >http://books.google.com/books?id=B40LAAAAYAAJ&p...
Pepys tells how Bromwich fought a final fatal battle in the Bear Tavern in Drury Lane, the night of Saturday 2 January 1668/69 with a Mr. Symonds (who served in the Queen Mother’s household) and two others and its aftermath. http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1669/01/11/
Captain Francis Bromwich, a cousin-german (first cousin) of James, Duke of Ormonde. A noted duelist,Bromwich was killed on January 9, 1669, by Mr. Symonds, one of Queen Henrietta Maria's servants.
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