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About Sunday 3 March 1666/67

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"as betraying him in Scotland, and giving Oliver an account of the King’s private councils; which the King knows very well, and hath yet pardoned him."

L&M: The King had reason to distrust Buckingham in Scotland in 1650-1, but his intrigues were with Argyll (leader of a rival royalist faction), not with Cromwell....

About Sunday 3 March 1666/67

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"He tells me that the Duke of Buckingham his crimes, as far as he knows, are his being of a caball with some discontented persons of the late House of Commons"

L&M: Durung the late session Buckingham had built up a connection in the Commons which included the ables critics of the government -- Temple, Garroway, Seymour and Howard. A. Browning, Danby, i. 42.

About Sunday 3 March 1666/67

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"the Duke gone; so he took horse presently, and heard upon the road that the Duke of Buckingham was gone before him for London: so that he believes he is this day also come to towne before him; but no newes is yet heard of him."

L&M: Buckingham was said to have gone into hiding in the house of Sir Henry Belasyse: Sir John Reresby, Memoirs (ed. Browning), p. 66.

About Sunday 3 March 1666/67

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"From them I walked into the Parke,.and there I met Serjeant Bearcroft, who was sent for the Duke of Buckingham, to have brought him prisoner to the Tower."

L&M: For Buckingham's alleged offenses, see https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1667/02/27/ and https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1667/02/27/#c2... and
https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1667/03/03/

John Barcroft was one of the seargeants-at-arms to the King. (It was a seargeant-at-arms rather than a Council messenger who would be employed to arrest so exalted a malefactor.) Barcroft's (undated) narrative of his misadventure is in Bodl., Clar. 85, ff. 96-7....

About Sunday 3 March 1666/67

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"They do also tell me that newes is this day come to the King, that the King of France is come with his army to the frontiers of Flanders, demanding leave to pass through their country towards Poland, but is denied, and thereupon that he is gone into the country. How true this is I dare not believe till I hear more."

L&M: A canard. Louis' diplomatic and military preparations for the invasion of Flanders (which took place, without any declaration of war, on 14/24 May) were not completed until the end of April, though there were said to be 50,000 horse and foot on the frontiers by the end of March: Bodl., Clar. 85, ff. 133+. There was civil war in Poland at this time, in which Louis was promoting the election of a French candidate to the Polish throne. During the winter he had allowed his ambitions in the Low Countries to take precedence of his Polish interests, but as late as April he was thinking of sending a small expeditionary force to Poland.

About Sunday 3 March 1666/67

Terry Foreman  •  Link

" the Duke of York hath a mind to get him [Pierce] one of his places in St. Thomas’s Hospitall. "

L&M: Pearse was already Surgeon-in-Ordinary to the Duke. If peace were to be made he might lose his post as Surgeon-General to the fleet. He does not appear to have been given a hospital post, but his naval pay was continued after the peace: see https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1667/05/03/ and https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1667/05/03/#c5...

About Friday 3 May 1667

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"we had a proposition of Mr. Pierces, for being continued in pay, or something done for him, in reward of his pains as Chyrurgeon-Generall; forasmuch as Troutbecke, that was never a doctor before, hath got 200l. a year settled on him for nothing but that one voyage with the Duke of Albemarle."

L&M: James Pearse, Surgeon-in-Ordinary to the Duke of York, had been appointed Surgeon-general to the navy at the beginning of the war. An order was made this day for him to be paid until notice to the contrary. Troutbeck had served as an army surgeon but never (until 1666) in the navy. For his naval service see https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1666/03/21/ and https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1666/03/21/#c2... His pension was granted (on 3 April 1667) as a mark of Albemarle's favour.