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Robert Spencer

Full Name: Robert Spencer

Title: 2nd Earl of Sunderland, 4th Baron Spencer of Wormleighton

Position:Gentleman of the Bedchamber, Privy Councilor

Estate Name Althorp, Northamptonshire; Wormleigton Manor, Warwickshire*

Nationality English

Age: 35 (b. 5 September 1641)

Gender Male

Eye Color Brown

Hair Color:Brown

 

Fudge information: Historically, Wormleighton Manor was burned down during the Civil War. For the purposes of the game, it still exists.

 

Personality

Gilbert Burnet considers him "a man of clear and ready apprehension, and a quick decision in business." Not all of his peers are so gracious in their assessment of his character however, as he has been known to change political positions according to his benefit, rather than his belief.

 

Background

Born in Paris, Spencer inherited his father's peerage dignities at the age of three, becoming Baron Spencer of Wormleighton and Earl of Sunderland. He joined the British Army, reaching the rank of captain in the Duke of Cumberland's Regiment of Horse. He married on 10 June 1665. He then served successively as Ambassador to Madrid (1671–1672), Paris (1672–1673), and the United Provinces (1673). He currently serves as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.

 

He married Anne Digby, daughter of George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, on June 10, 1665. She was a renowned beauty, known for her intelligence and love of intrigue. They have had five children to date, of whom one has died in infancy.

 

Family

  • Wife: Lady Anne (Digby) Spencer (31)
  • Son: Lord Robert Spencer (11)
  • Daughter: Lady Anne (10, b. June 24, 1667)
  • Daughter: Lady Elizabeth (9)
  • Son: Sir Charles (3).
  • Brother: Hugh Spencer

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Anne Spencer

Full Name: Anne Spencer (nee Digby)

Title: Countess of Sunderland

Estate Name:

Nationality: English

Age: 31 (b.1646)

Gender Female

Eye Color Blue

Hair Color Blond

 

Physical Attributes and Personality

Court Beauty of some renown, well known for her love of intrigue. Witty.

 

Background

Anne married Robert Spencer on June 10, 1665. She was the daughter of George Digby and Anne Russell Digby, 2nd Earl and Countess of Bristol, and younger sister to John Digby. Her far cousin Jane Mary Digby, younger in age but still a childhood friend, currently resides in London.

 

Family

  • Son: Lord Robert Spencer (11)
  • Daughter: Lady Anne (10, b. June 24, 1667)
  • Daughter: Lady Elizabeth (9)
  • Son: Sir Charles (3).
  • Brother-in-law: Hugh Spencer

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