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is 24 in 1660. Described in L&M Companion as a courtier and debauchee; 'The favoured of Venus and the desperate duellist' according to Gramont.
There was no truth in the report that he had married the Princess Royal; he married the daughter of Sir Edmund Pooley.
He appears to have been a loyal servant to James, Duke of York, eventually accompanying him into exile after the revolution of 1688. However, this loyalty seems to have been partial, as he is said to have numbered Anne Hyde and Barbara Castlemaine amongst his conquests, thus risking the wrath of both Stuart brothers.
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