Thomas Reeve, D.D. (1594 – 21 February 1672), was an English royalist and Anglican divine.
Reeve was born at Langley with Hardley, Norfolk, England, in 1594. He was the son of Thomas Reeve, a husbandman, and received his education in a school kept by Mr. Matchet at Moulton, Norfolk. On 30 June 1610 he was admitted a sizar of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1613, M.A. in 1617, B.D. in 1624, and D.D. in 1660.After taking orders he was presented to the incumbency of Waltham Abbey, Essex, succeeding Thomas Fuller (1608–61), and he died there on 21 February 1671–2.
During his incumbency at Waltham Abbey, the Royal Arms of Charles II were put up in the church. They were commissioned in 1662 at a cost of £24,and are still on display. The date may reflect the passing of the Act of Uniformity 1662.
Reeve, who was greatly admired as a preacher, published a number of sermons and devotional works.
The Restoration of the Stuart monarchy in the kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland took place in 1660 when King Charles II returned from exile in Europe. The preceding period of the Protectorate and the civil wars came to be known as the Interregnum (1649–1660).
Thomas Fuller was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published in 1662 after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen.
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Charles Stewart, 3rd Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox, KG, of Cobham Hall in Kent and of Richmond House in Whitehall, London, 12th Seigneur d'Aubigny in France, was an English nobleman of Franco-Scottish ancestry and a 4th cousin of King Charles II of England, both being descended in the male line from John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox.
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Colonel Nathaniel Rich sided with Parliament in the English Civil War. He was a colonel in Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army.
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