Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York and Master of the Horse to the Duchess of York.
Per L&M Companion:
(1641 - 1704) A courtier, and said to be the handsomest man in the kingdom, Pepys has stories of his amorous exploits. At first a servant of the Duke of York, he attached himself to the interests of William of Orange after 1679, and commanded the English Regiment in the Dutch army 1681 - 5. He was one of the seven who in 1688 signed the invitation to William to invade England. After the Revolution he was rewarded with a viscountcy, an earldom and high office.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Sydney,_1st_... )Second son of the 2nd. Earl of Leicester, of Penshurst (d. 1677).( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Sidney,_2nd... )The brother of Algernon ( http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/6041/ ) and Robert( http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/9768/ )
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