Edward Walker was knighted February 2nd, 1644-5, and on the 24th of the same month was sworn in as Garter King at Arms. He adhered to the cause of the king, and published “Iter Carolinum”, being a succinct account of the necessitated marches, retreats, and sufferings of his Majesty King Charles I., from Jan. 10, 1641, to the time of his death in 1648, collected by a daily attendant upon his sacred Majesty during all that time: He joined Charles II. in exile, and received the reward of his loyalty at the Restoration. He died at Whitehall, February 19th, 1676-7, and was buried at Stratford-on-Avon, his daughter having married Sir John Clepton of that place.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.
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Another version: Sir Edward Walker (1612-77) Royalist, he had lodgings by St. Giles Church.
During the Civil War he was appointed by Charles I as his Secretary of War. In 1644 he became a member of the king's Privy Council. At the end of the war Walker fled to France where he served the future Charles II . While in exile he wrote "Historical Discourses Upon Several Occasions" (orig in Latin?).
Historiographer?? in the campaigns of 1644, 1645 and 1650. He had so many grievences.
Herald of England Garter 1645-77: had a power dispute in 1673 with Earl Marshall over authority over the English Officers of Arms
from essay http://www.adhb30.dsl.pipex.com/civilwar19.htm
another essay included Walkers failed ? judgement call?
WALKER, Sir EDWARD (1613-1677), herald; servant of Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel, 1633-9; pursuivant, 1636; Chester herald, 1638; In attendance on Charles I,1649-6; secretary at war, 1642; a secretary of the privy council, 1644; Norroy king-of-arms, 1644; Garter, 1646; knighted, 1645; in France, 1647-8; secretary to Charles I at Newport, 1648; clerk of the council to Charles II at the Hague, 1649, and at Cologne, 1656; accompanied Charles (II) to Scotland, 1660; returned to Holland, 1650; secretary at war to Charles II, 1666; a clerk of council, 1660; ejected Sir Edward Bysshe, the parliamentary Garter king-of-arms, 1660; quarrelled with his fellow heralds; collected narratives of the civil war, 1664; purchased Shakespeare's house at Stratford-on-Avon, 1676; wrote heraldic tracts.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.