Arthur Capel, 1st Baron Capel(1604-1649), Writer, royalist and politician; MP for Hertfordshire
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A member of the Long Parliament, Lord Capel was so shocked by the violence of the opinions predominant there that he became a loyal supporter of the King. He escorted Queen Henrietta Maria to France in 1646, and helped Charles to escape briefly in 1647. He was taken prisoner in 1648 and executed in the Tower.