Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

English politician

1609   -   1674

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: University of Oxford
occupation: historian, politician, judge
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society
position held: Member of Parliament in the Parliament of England, Lord Chancellor, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (18 February 1609 – 9 December 1674) was an English statesman who served as Lord Chancellor to King Charles II from 1658, two years before the Restoration of the Monarchy, until 1667. He was loyal to the king, built up the royalist cause, and served as the chief minister after 1660. He was one of the most important historians of England, as author of the most influential contemporary history of the Civil War, The History of the Rebellion (1702). He was the maternal grandfather of two monarchs, Queen Mary II and Queen Anne.
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