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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Henry Osborne, kt 1673. Member of the Brooke House Committee (1667-9) on war expenditure; in the third Dutch War a Commissioner of the Sick and Wounded. A brother of Dorothy Osborne, the letter-writer. Francis Osborne (d. 1659), author of *Advice to a Son*, one of Pepys's favourite books, was their uncle.

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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

A 1650's portrait of Sir Henry Osborne (1619-1675). He was the founder and first treasurer of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and a patron of Sir Peter Lely, who stayed with him at the family's seat, Chicksands Priory in Bedfordshire.
The sitter is portrayed half-length, wearing black with a white collar.

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


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