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London Gazette - 11th of September


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The London Gazette


Published by Authority

11th of September


Saint Pauls

Construction of a new St. Paul’s Cathedral begun on June 21st. Architect Christopher Wren laid the first stone of the cathedral that will replace the church gutted in the fire of 1666.


The Tower

James Randolph, newly risen to Viscount, spent a night in the tower on unrevealed charges, released the following day.


Sidi Abdul Bey, incarcerated upon the same evening for insults to His Majesty, was less fortunate and remains in the tower to this very day.


James Kirkhope was arrested for the attempted assassination of the Duke of Lauderdale. He awaits his execution in the Tower.


Newmarket Races

Coming first was 'Questor', from the stables of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, Master of Horse to King Charles.


Second place was 'Fireshot', ridden by Lord Langdon, whom the reader shall remember also won the May race.


In Third place was the well known 'Princeton', ridden by none other than Lady Atherstone.



French Immigrants Riot again

Silk workers in Spitalfields, were seen to lay siege upon the warehouse of Leigh & Leigh, who was rumoured to prefer employing French weavers over Englishmen.




Faith Wren, passed from this world just two months after birthing a healthy son to Sir Christoper Wren. Her loss is felt deeply.


A Tribute to Wareham, supplied by his successor.

It is with great regret we announce the death of Clarence Boucher, Lord Wareham. Lord Wareham died at his home in in Dorset on 2 September 1675 after an illness of some months.


Lord Wareham was born in 1623, the first-born son of Henry Boucher, 18th Baron Boucher, of Arne in Dorset. The Bouchers are an old family of Anglo-Norman roots, the peerage going back to the early 13th century.


During his youth Lord Wareham showed much aptitude for hunting and fencing. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Royalist forces and became a cavalry officer, distinguishing himself in several battles as a courageous soldier. His acts of bravery were motivated by an intense dislike of the Puritanical rebels.The war claimed the lives of Lord Wareham's father and his younger brothers Edgar and John. Lord Wareham himself was wounded in the leg at the battle of Worcester, and walked with a limp for the remainder of his life.


After the defeat of Royalist forces Lord Wareham chose exile in France rather than lived under the oppressive regime of the Regicide Parliament. In France he joined the household of the Vicomte De La Motte, a French nobleman married to Lord Wareham's aunt. During his exile the Earl visited Bavaria, where he spent a little under a year before joining the Exile Court of King Charles in 1657. After the Restoration he returned to England and assumed control over his estate in Dorset as the 19th Baron Boucher. In the "Cavalier Parliament", he was a noted supporter of the King and in 1668 was created 1st Earl of Wareham as a reward for his years of loyalty to the Crown.


In 1669, he married the daughter of Viscount Ashton, who died four years afterwards without issue.


Lord Wareham's easy society will be sadly missed by his wide circle of friends, which extends as far as the New World.


The day of Lord Wareham's death saw a mighty storm rage as thought Nature herself mourned the passing of so gentle a soul. Well may we quote the poet and say "Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!". The storm abated for a private internment in the family burial ground "If after every tempest come such calms, May the winds blow till they have waken’d death!"



A Swedish army 12,000 men strong, from Swedish Pomerania, invaded Brandenburg, but suffered a crushing defeat in the Battle of Fehrbellin on June 28th 1675


The Royal Marines have made an important victory in attacking Pirate Coves over the summer. A son of the Bey of Tunis is said to have died in the attack, in which Lt. Walker fought with distinction.


Marshal Turenne, after a long and remarkable military career, in which he inflicted a heavy defeat on the Dutch at Turkheim January 5, was killed July 27 at age 63 by almost the first shot fired in a battle at Sassbach in Baden. The French retreated across the Rhine.


Charles Emmanuel II, the Duke of Savoy passed away on June the 12th, leaving behind his wife Marie Jeanne Baptiste de Savoie-Nemours (now regent) and his underaged son Victor Amadeus II. Lady Mignonette de la Rovere is said to have attended the burial of her uncle, traveling from London.




To Barrel up Oysters.

Open your Oysters, take the Liquor from them, and mix it with a reasonable quantity of the best White-wine-Vinegar, with a little Salt and Pepper; then put the Oysters into a small Barrel, and fill them up with this Pickle, and this will keep them six Moneths sweet and good, and with their Natural taste.



"The Mistaken Husband" by John Dryden shall premier in September at London’s Drury Lane Theatre.

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