7 Annotations

language hat  •  Link

Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill (1621-79):
"A soldier, politician and dramatist. He was a brilliant commander of the royalist forces in Ireland... He went over to Cromwell's side to fight against their common enemy, the Catholic interest, in Ireland... With Monck he made a remarkable success of the Cromwellian government of Scotland... and he constantly threw his weight behind attempts to produce a moderate settlement of the revolution... After Oliver's death he abandoned support of the Commonwealth and returned to Ireland, where, like Monck in Scotland and England, he took command of the situation and invited Charles to his kingdom. His plays were popular with Pepys and his contemporaries." --Companion

Paul Chapin  •  Link

The orrery, a clockwork device for modeling the movements of the planets around the sun, was named for Roger's grandson Charles, the Fourth Earl.

Wikipedia: The first modern orrery was built circa 1704 by George Graham. Graham gave the first model (or its design) to the celebrated instrument maker John Rowley of London to make a copy for Prince Eugene of Savoy. Rowley was commissioned to make another copy for his patron Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, from which the device took its name. This model was presented to Charles' son John, later the 5th Earl.

CGS  •  Link

lifted from:


Boyle, who was a statesman and soldier, as well as a
dramatist, wrote a ''Treatise on the Art of War," but it
was in connection with the plays that Baker said of his
wit, whose "early blossoms" were fair, ''but not fairer
than the fruit."

**The Black Prince" was published in 1669. "Try-
phon," which had not been printed before, has a separate
title-page. Each play is paged separately.

These two plays, and the two published in 1677, are
in rhymed couplets.

34 The History Of Henry the Fifth. And The
Tragedy Of Mustapha, Son of Solyman the
Magnificent. As they were Acted at his High-
nefs, the Duke of York's Theatre. Written by
The Right Honourable, the Earl of Orrery.
London, Printed by T. N. for Henry Herring-
man, at the Sign of the Blew Anchor in the
Lower Walk of the New Exchange. 1677.

"Henry the Fifth" was first published in 1668.
"Mustapha," first published in 1668, has a separate
title-page, and its two parts are paged together. This
and the preceding volume are bound together.

henery V


Bill  •  Link

Roger, Earl of Orrery, president of Munster, and a regiment of horse in Ireland.
---A Seasonable Argument ... for a New Parliament. Andrew Marvell, [1677] 1776.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

In Ireland the Restoration proceeded independently of, and even a little before, that in England. Having secured power at the end of 1659, a group of Cromwellian army officers, Sir Theophilus Jones, Sir Charles Coote, and Roger Boyle, Lord Broghill, opened negotiations with Charles II well before Gen. Monck.

In February 1660 the officers called a convention in Dublin. It declared for Charles, who was proclaimed King on 14 May 1660.

Despite its early commitment to Charles' Restoration, Charles' chief interest in Ireland was as a source of revenue for his government and his favorites.

For more information, see http://www.oxforddnb.com/ (sorry, I can't figure out their filing system either, but this is where it came from)

Log in to post an annotation.

If you don't have an account, then register here.


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.







  • Apr
  • May
  • Aug
  • Dec