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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1672-1723), Courtier; son of King Charles II

Sitter in 10 portraits
Charles Lennox was one of the many illegitimate children of King Charles II. He converted to Catholicism in 1685, and when Charles's brother James II, also a Catholic, was exiled in 1688, he followed. Soon however Lennox returned to England to support William III For the rest of his career he changed his allegiance and religion to suit his circumstances. His final years saw him descend into drunkenness, but his distinguished birth meant he was still buried in 1723 in Westminster Abbey.

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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1703-1710
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Isaac Beckett, after William Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

published by Richard Tompson, after Cornelis de Bruyn
mezzotint, 1678-1679
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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Bernard Lens (II), published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, circa 1680-1725
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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by and published by Isaac Beckett
mezzotint, circa 1681-1688
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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1731
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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1731
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D29466

Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Robert Dunkarton, after William Wissing
mezzotint, 1810-1815
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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Robert Dunkarton, after William Wissing
mezzotint, 1810-1815
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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Isaac Beckett, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing
mezzotint, late 17th century
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