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Letter to the Duke of Ormonde [1703]


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This is an undated and unsigned letter written on behalf of the mayor and aldermen of St Albans to James Butler, second Duke of Ormonde (1665-1745) who is leaving to take up appointment as the Viceroy of Ireland. He became Duke in 1688 and served William of Orange, commanding a regiment at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The letter mentions the late King William 3rd and the accession of the new Queen Anne in 1702 and the Duke's heroic actions in support of the true English Protestant cause. A transcript is available.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies DE/Lw/Z21 Folio 48

19th Jul 2009

Citizenship, Geography, History, ICT, PSHE

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Hertfordshire Wittewronge 17th century protestant family migration persecution Queen Anne William 3rd Ireland St Albans travel letter

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