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William

Duke of Cambridge


    Edmund Waller

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    • 11th Great-grandfather of William — 14th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 13998 
    • Birth Date:
    • 3 Mar 1605/1606 
    • Birth Location:
    • Stocks Place, Coleshill, Hertfordshire, England 
    • Christening Date:
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    • Death Date:
    • 21 Oct 1687 
    • Death Location:
    • St. James's Street, Westminster, Middlesex, England 
    • Burial Date:
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    • Burial Location:
    • St. Mary and All Saints Church, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 15 Jul 1631 
    • Marriage Location:
    • St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, Middlesex, England 
    • Notes: 
    • English poet and politician

      During the English Civil War in 1643, Edmund Waller sided with the Royalists and was involved in a plot for an armed uprising to sieze key points in London and let the Royalist army in the city. He was the sole survivor of what was later termed “Waller's Plot.” His fellow conspirators were all executed when they refused to betray the principles, but Waller sang like a bird and was spared.

  • Additional marriages for Edmund Waller


    • Spouse:
    • Mary Bracey
    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1644
    • Marriage Location:
    • Tower of London, London, England

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