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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

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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

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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...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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... • Current frequencies: GB 103, Ireland 36 • GB frequency 1881: 75 • Main GB location 1881: Norfolk; London • Main Irish location 1847–64: Cork Dutch : from a Dutch pet form of the personal name Jakob ( see Jacob ). Further information: Arnold Joost van Keppel (1670–1718), 1st Earl of Albemarle, was a close friend and adviser of King William III (William of Orange). Born in the Netherlands, he had many prominent descendants in England. Early bearers: George Keppel , 1724 in IGI (Saint Martin in the Fields, Middx); William Keppel , 1764 in...

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