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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Charles, Prince of Wales supposedly lost his virginity at the age of 14 [1644] when he was seduced by his former wet-nurse, Cristabella Pyne Wyndham. She was married to Edmund Wyndham MP for Bridgwater, and they had gone to Jersey as part of the Royalist party. She later pulled strings to get her husband a plumb job for Charles on the Continent, but he was ridiculed into leaving Court. His losses during the Interregnum were over 70,000l., and he spent much of the 1660's petitioning for appointments and money.

His family were the Wyndhams who helped Charles escape after Worcester.

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