Earl of Holland

Henry Rich (1590-1649), M.P. for Leicester 1610, who rose rapidly in court favour negotiated the marriage of Charles I. and Henrietta Maria, and as Chief Justice in Eyre furthered the illegal claims of Charles. In 1642 he joined the Parliamentary party, went back to Charles in 1643, and then back again to the Parliamentary side. In 1648 he again took up arms for the king, was captured at St. Neots, July 1648, and beheaded.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA), from The Achievement of France in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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