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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Fanshawe, Sir Richard

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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).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fanshawe, Sir Richard'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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