4 Annotations

First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:-

(c. 1610 - 1681) kt c. 1667, bt. 1673. Physician-in-ordinary to the king in exile and after; royalist agent during the Interregnum. F.R.C.P. 1641; F.R.S. 1663. According to Clarendon, 'good at his business otherwise the maddest fool alive.'

Wim van der Meij  •  Link

Warrington adds this: "Sir John Denham refers to him very unceremoniously in 'A Dialogue between Sir John Pooley and Mr Thomas Killigrew'".

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Alexander Fraizer, M.D. (of Montpelier), was physician in ordinary to Charles II., and was knighted by the king, with whom he was a great favourite. In 1651 and 1652 he had been in attendance on the royal family at St. Germains. He died May 3rd, 1681. Dr. Munk says, "His character was never of the highest." -- Roll of the Royal College of Physicians, 1878, vol. ii., p. 232.
---Wheatley, 1896.

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