The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Fanshawe, Sir Richard
Diplomatist and poet, born at Ware Park, Hertford; studied at the Inner Temple, and after a Continental tour became attached to the English embassy at Madrid; sided with the Royalists at the outbreak of the Civil War; was captured at the battle of Worcester, but escaped and shared the exile of Charles II.; on the Restoration negotiated Charles's marriage with Catharine, and became ambassador at the court of Philip IV. of Spain; translated Camoëns's "Lusiad" and various classical pieces (1608-1666).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fanshawe, Sir Richard'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fanshawe-sir-richard.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.