Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine (1634-1705), Diplomat and author
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Shortly after his accession to the throne, James II sent the Earl of Castlemaine, a leading Catholic courtier, on an embassy to the Pope. Ironically this was no more popular with the Pope than it was with the Catholic-fearing people of England; Castlemaine was a particularly tactless envoy and the Pope was more anxious about Louis XIV than interested in James's plans to conquer the Netherlands.
Literature, Journalism and Publishing
Politics, Government and Diplomacy
Ambassadors and diplomats
Novelists and authors