Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
kt 1673 (1620 - 98) Son of the Lionel Walden who as Huntington's first mayor (1630-1) had been involved in the dispute with Oliver Cromwell which had lead to Cromwell's leaving the town. Royalist soldier; M.P for the borough, 1661-Jan 1679; a strong supporter of James II's policies, often accused of being a 'church-papist;' Mayor 1686-7. Pepys refers to his slighting words about Sandwich. But in his first recorded speech in parliament he defended him against criticisms of his conduct at Bergen.
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