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Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st earl of Albemarle

(c. 1670–1718).

Dutch confidant of William III. Born in Holland, Keppel attended William of Orange to England in 1688 as a page of honour. He rose quickly in the king's ...

Keppel, Arnold Joost van, 1st earl of Albemarle

Keppel, Arnold Joost van, 1st earl of Albemarle (c.1670–1718)   Reference library

Andrew Hanham

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Arnold Joost van, 1st earl of Albemarle ( c. 1670–1718 ) . Dutch confidant of William III . Born in Holland, Keppel attended William of Orange to England in 1688 as a page of honour. He rose quickly in the king’s favour, and was appointed groom of the bedchamber in 1691 and master of the robes in 1695 . He spent much time with the king on state business, and also accompanied him on campaign. With Keppel’s youthful, slightly effeminate good looks and charm, gossips inevitably spoke of an improper relationship, while in parliamentary opinion he...

Keppel, Arnold Joost van, 1st earl of Albemarle

Keppel, Arnold Joost van, 1st earl of Albemarle   Quick reference

A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., Arnold Joost van, 1st earl of Albemarle ( c. 1670–1718 ). Dutch confidant of William III . Born in Holland, Keppel attended William of Orange to England in 1688 as a page of honour. He rose quickly in the king's favour, and was appointed groom of the bedchamber in 1691 and master of the robes in 1695 . Gossip inevitably spoke of an improper relationship, while in parliamentary opinion he (together with Portland ) was regarded as a sinister Dutch influence. After the king's death in 1702 he returned to Holland and was a commander of the Dutch...

Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st earl of Albemarle

Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st earl of Albemarle  

(c. 1670–1718).Dutch confidant of William III. Born in Holland, Keppel attended William of Orange to England in 1688 as a page of honour. He rose quickly in the king's ...
John Jervis, 1st earl of St Vincent

John Jervis, 1st earl of St Vincent  

(1735–1823).Promoted earl following his triumph over the Spanish fleet in February 1797, Jervis, son of a crooked Staffordshire lawyer, had an inauspicious and impoverished start in life. Jervis ...

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