A Maid of Honour.

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Royalist Colonel Thomas Blagge died on 14 November 1660 (6 months of the Restoration) aged 47 and was buried in the north cross of Westminster Abbey. He left a widow who survived him by 10 years and four young daughters, Henrietta Maria, Dorothy, Mary and Margaret.

The Count de Grammont's "La Blonde Blague" refers to Henrietta Maria Blague, or Blagge, who was appointed maid of honour to Anne Hyde, Duchess of York in 1662, and shortly afterwards married Sir Thomas Yarborough.

Her younger sister, Margaret, was the intimate friend of John Evelyn and before and during her marriage to Sidney Godolphin. -- Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale: By Sydney Owenson…

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