Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, KG was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwyn. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans KG KB (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans and his wife Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans.His paternal grandparents were Charles II of England and Nell Gwynne. On 17 April 1694 he married Lady Diana de Vere, daughter and sole heiress[2] of Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans KG KB (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans and his wife Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans.His paternal grandparents were Charles II of England and Nell Gwynne. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans He was born in London on 8th May 1670, an illegitimate son of Charles II and Nell Gywnne. Beauclerk was the eldest son of the 10th Duke of St Albans and a … He is. "[7] The seat was won, as expected, by the Conservative candidate Michael Portillo. [3] On 13 June 1863, he was appointed Honorary Colonel of the 1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Rifle Volunteer Corps . Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans (1670-1726) Born: 8th May 1670 at Lincoln s Inn Fields, Westminster, Middlesex Duke of St. Albans Died: 10th May 1726 at Bath, Somerset Charles was named after his father, King Charles Francis Topham de Vere Beauclerk is a British aristocrat who is heir to the title Duke of St Albans. Beauclerk received 189 votes (0.9%).[7][8]. He is a writer and exponent of the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship. Charles supposedly cried out "God save the Earl of Burford!" From that marriage he has one son, James Malcolm Aubrey Edward de Vere Beauclerk, Lord Vere of Hanworth (born 2 August 1995). Book review. St Albans was the only son of William Beauclerk, 9th Duke of St Albans, and Elizabeth Catherine, daughter of Major General Joseph Gubbins. Links: The Peerage [9], Beauclerk has also written a biography of his ancestor Nell Gwyn (Macmillan, 2005), which was the inspiration for the 2016 West End hit of the same name starring Gemma Arterton. His father had given him the reversion of the office of Hereditary Master Falconer and that of Hereditary Registrar of the Court of Chancery, which fell vacant in 1698. Stand up for your Queen and country and vote this bill down. "[6], His actions led to criticism from Labour Party MPs. Beauclerk first came to public attention when he attempted to interfere with a debate in the House of Lords, declaring a bill which would exclude hereditary the House to be treasonable. Admiral Vere Beauclerk, 1st Baron Vere (14 July Angela Smith said it was the "tantrum of a naughty child", adding that "While claiming to defend tradition, he clearly showed no respect for it; while decrying the will of the elected House to be 'treason', he showed no respect for democracy."[3]. 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[citation needed] He became colonel in the 8th regiment of horse in 1687, and served with the emperor Leopold I, being present at the siege of Belgrade in 1688.[1]. If they inspire you please support our work. . Charles Beauclerk was created Baron Heddington and earl of Burford in 1676 and duke of St. Albans in 1684. People Projects Discussions Surnames A writer and exponent of the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship, after the House of Lords Act 1999, he refuses to be known by his courtesy title, believing it to be worthless insofar as most hereditary peers were removed from parliament (albeit 90 may still be elected to sit in the House of Lords).[1]. When his mother died (14 November 1687), Beauclerk received a large estate, including Burford House, near Windsor Castle. George Beauclerk, 3rd Duke of Saint Albans was born on 25 June 1730. George Beauclerk, 4th Duke of St Albans(1758–1787) (grandson of Lord William Beauclerk, second son of the 1st Duke, died unmarried) Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans Descendants of James VI and I Descendants of Charles I of England Usage on es.wikipedia.org Charles Beauclerk, I duque de St Albans Usage on fr.wikipedia.org Charles Beauclerk (1er A great-grandson of William Beauclerk, 8th Duke of St Albans, by the mid 1920s it seemed possible that he would inherit the dukedom, as the wife of his second cousin Osborne Beauclerk, 12th Duke of St Albans, was past child-bearing age. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, KG (8 May 1670 – 10 May 1726) was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwyn. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, KG (8 May 1670 – 10 May 1726) was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwyn. Through his father he is the heir of the family of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (hence the double surname), and has played a prominent role in promoting the Oxfordian theory that his ancestor wrote the works of William Shakespeare. "Shakespeare: The Question of Authorship." McCarter, Jeremy. After listening to the debate while seated on the first step of the Throne, as was his right as the eldest son of a peer, Beauclerk leapt to his feet, crossed the floor of the House, stood on the Woolsack (the Speaker's chair in the House of Lords) and declared the bill treason to the life and culture of Britain, insisting that hereditary peers should retain their right to sit and vote in the House. King Charles II had accepted that Burford was his illegitimate son by Nell Gwyn, an actress, and awarded him the Dukedom just as he had conferred the Dukedoms of Monmouth, Southampton, Grafton, Northumberland and Richmond and Lennox on his other illegitimate sons. 1 He was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of Saint Albans and Lady Diana de Vere. Beauclerk died at Bath two days after his 56th birthday and is buried in Westminster Abbey. Lord Burford is the eldest son and heir apparent of Murray Beauclerk, 14th Duke of St Albans, is descended from Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, the illegitimate son of Charles II and Nell Gwyn. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) Lady Diana Beauclerk (born c. 1697) Lord William Beauclerk (22 May 1698 – 23 February 1733 N.S.) [1] By his wife he had twelve children: Several legends describe how Beauclerk became Earl of Burford. 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