1893 text

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.

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vincent   Link to this

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.
http://www.bartleby.com/217/0904.html
Herald of England Garter 1645-77: had a power dispute in 1673 with Earl Marshall over authority over the English Officers of Arms
http://www.heraldica.org/topics/britain/marshal...
from essay http://www.adhb30.dsl.pipex.com/civilwar19.htm

another essay included Walkers failed ? judgement call?
http://www.adhb30.dsl.pipex.com/civilwar19.htm

Bill   Link to this

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.

Bill   Link to this

Sir Edward is mentioned as "King at Arms" at the coronation of Charles II on 23 April 1661.
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/04/23/

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