Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Nathaniel Fiennes (c. 1608 – 16 December 1669) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1659. He was an officer in Parliamentary army during the English Civil War and an active supporter of the republican cause during the Interregnum....On the reassembling of the Long Parliament he was superseded; he took no part in the Restoration, and died at Newton Tony in Wiltshire on 16 December 1669. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Fiennes
Nathanael Fiennes, second son to lord Say, engaged with zeal in the service of the Parliament. But his courage was by no means proportioned to his zeal, as he surrendered the city of Bristol, of which he was governor, after a siege of two days. He was tried and condemned for cowardice, but found means to procure his pardon. He soon after attached himself to the Independents, and was one of the most considerable leaders of that party. He was a frequent and copious speaker in parliament, to which his talents were much better adapted than to the field. Many of his speeches and pamphlets relative to the civil war are in print. Ob. 16 December, 1669. ---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1769.
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