CAPEL, ARTHUR [SSNE 4413]
- CAPEL, ESSEX
- First name
- EARL OF ESSEX
- Social status
Text sourceIn the DNB, Essex is listed as a soldier in the king's army in 1643. In 1660 he became lord-lieutenant of Hertfordshire. In 1667 he travelled in France returning the following year to become lord-lieutenant of Wiltshire. In 1670 he served as an envoy to Denmark. In the Historical Manuscripts Commission 27:12th Report, there exists an undated description of how Essex refused to salute Kronborg and the subsequent difficulties which arose from this. In the Hertfordshire County Record Office one can find letters received by him between 1670-2 whilst he was envoy to Denmark. In 1672 Essex became lord-lieutenant of Ireland.
Historical Manuscripts Commission 27:12th R:Beaufort, pp.45-6. Copies of diplomatic communications from Sir John Trevor, Secretary of State, dated 6,13,16,19,24 of May and 1 June survive. See Public Records Office, Additional Manuscripts of the Sloane Collection Add 40630 f 130-98; PRO, SP/75/18; Sloane Manuscripts 1003 f 127a-135a; DNB; L. Bittner and L. Gross, Reportorium der diplomatischen vertreter aller lander, vol. 1, 1648-1715 (Oldenburg and Berlin, 1936), p.183; G. M. Bell, A Handlist of British Diplomatic Representatives 1509-1688 (London, 1990).
- STUART KINGDOMS, DENMARK-NORWAY
- Arrived 1669-09-20
- Departed 1672-12-31
- Capacity AMBASSADOR, purpose DIPLOMACY