1893 text

Afterwards Sir William Sanderson, gentleman of the chamber, author of the “History of Mary Queen of Scots, James I., and Charles I.” His wife, Dame Bridget, was mother of the maids.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

2 Annotations

First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
kt 1625 (?1586-1676). An historian and distant relative of Pepys: the connection may have been through Anne Sanderson, second wife of Richard Pepys of the parish of Great St Bartholomew's, or/and through Mary Pepys, sister of the same Richard, wife of Robert Sanderson. He wrote two historical works, "A compleat history of the lives and reigns of Mary Queen of Scotland, and of her son and successor, James" (1656); and "A compleat history of the life and raigne of King Charles from his cradle to the grave" (1658), the latter an exercise in hagiography. Evelyn thought them 'large but meane'. Neither is preserved in the Pepys Library. He was made a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to the King c. 1660....

for the paragraph of his L&M entry concerning his wife, Bridget.

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

SANDERSON, Sir WILLIAM (1586?-1676), historian; secretary to Henry Rich, earl of Holland, when chancellor of Cambridge University; took side of royalists; gentleman of privy chamber to Charles II; knighted; his works include a history of Mary Queen of Scots and her son James, 1656, and a history of Charles I, 1658, which involved him in a controversy with Peter Heylyn.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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