Which British Monarch had the most illegitimate children?
#104084. Asked by Midget40. (Mar 23 09 9:16 AM)
"Charles II famously fathered numerous illegitimate children, of whom he acknowledged fourteen. His mistresses included Lucy Walter (2 children), Moll Davis (1) , Nell Gwyne (2), Louise de Keroualle (1), Barbara Villiers (6), Elizabeth Killigrew (1), Catherine Pegg (1), Frances Stuart (became the face of Britannia on coins), and at least five others."|
Here's a listing of the illegitimate children of Charles II|
James de la Cloche (b. 1646) son of Margaret de Carteret
James Crofts, later Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch (1649-85) son of Lucy Walter
Charlotte Jemima Henrietta Maria Fitzcharles (1650-84) dau. of Elizabeth Killigrew
Charles Fitzroy, Earl of Plymouth (1657-80) son of Catherine Pegge
Catherine Fitzcharles ( b. 1658) died in infancy. dau. of Catherine Pegge
Anne Palmer (1661-1722) dau. of Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland
Charles Fitzroy, Duke of Southampton (1662-1730) son of Barbara Villiers
Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton ( 1663-90) son of Barbara Villiers
Charlotte Fitzroy, Countess of Lichfield (1664-1718) dau. of Barbara Villiers
George Fitzroy, Duke of Northumberland (1665-1716) son of Barbara Villiers
Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans (1670-1726) son of Nell Gwynne
James Beauclerk (1671-81) son of Nell Gwynne
Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1672-1723) son of Louise de Kerouaille
Mary Tudor, Countess of Derwentwater (1687-1705) dau. of Moll Davis
19th Century for the seated Liberty. Here's the first Britannia (not counting the coins of Hadrian et al, which weren't modelled by anyone we know) on a farthing of 1672. Chards doubt that the model was Charles's mistress, and say they can't find any direct evidence for it. Samuel Pepys refers to it, but that's really as reliable as a modern blog when you think about it. OK if there's nothing better. http://24carat.co.uk/britanniaframe.html|
Why does Liberty look so much like Britannia? Recycling, plagiarism - or simply that one woman wearing a lot of frothy gown and sitting on a shield looks very much like another. By the time the engraving and striking's done, it's hard to tell who they look like.
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