The Following is an Inscription on a Tomb in the Church Yard of St. Giles's in the Fields.Here Lies Richard Pendrell, Preserver and Conductor of his Majesty King Charles the Second, After his Escape from Worcester Fight, in the Year 1651, Who Died February 8th, 1671 [...]
Letterpress, sheet 175 x 95mm (7 x 3¾"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet. Small engraving of St Giles in the Fields verso.
Richard Penderel (d.1672), royalist sympathizer who helped Charles II to escape after the battle of Worcester in 1651. Thereafter he escaped detection until the Restoration, when he was welcomed at court in 1660 and given an annual pension 'to live the quality of a farmer'. Penderel continued to live in the country but made regular visits to see the king up until his death. He was buried on 11 February 1672 in the churchyard of St Giles-in-the-Fields where his grave was marked by a special tomb-chest, reputedly commissioned by the king, which praised him as ‘Unparalled Penderel’
ESTC one copy listed (BL)
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