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  1. Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, KG, PC (1618 – 28 July 1685) was an English statesman. Contents 1 Background and early life 2 Knighthood 3 Biography 4 Death of Thomas Wriothesley 5 Personal views 5.1 Declaration of indulgence 5.2 Treasurership 6 Death and inheritance 7 Gallery 8 References Background and early life

  2. Henry Bennet, 1st earl of Arlington, also called (1663–72) Baron Arlington, (born 1618, Little Saxham, Suffolk, Eng.—died July 28, 1685, Euston, Suffolk), secretary of state under King Charles II of England from 1662 to 1674 and a leading member of Charles’s “Cabal” ministry.

  3. 16/10/2019 · 1st Earl of Arlington Henry Bennet: Also Known As: "Lord Arlington" Birthdate: 1618: Birthplace: Euston near Saxham: Death: July 25, 1685 (66-67) London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Immediate Family:

    • "Lord Arlington"
    • Euston near Saxham
    • 1618
  4. 23/05/2018 · views 2,636,368 updated May 23 2018 Arlington, Henry Bennet, 1st earl of (1618–85). Having fought for the crown in the Civil War, the future foreign minister of Charles II represented him at Madrid during Cromwell's alliance with France against Spain.

    • Background and Early Life
    • Knighthood
    • Biography
    • Death of Thomas Wriothesley
    • Personal Views
    • Death and Inheritance
    • Character

    He was the son of Sir John Bennet of Dawley, Middlesex, by Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Crofts of Little Saxham, Suffolk. He was the younger brother of John Bennet, 1st Baron Ossulston; his sister was Elizabeth Bennet who married Sir Robert Carr (or Kerr). He was baptized at Little Saxham, Suffolk, in 1618, and was educated at Westminster School a...

    In March 1657, he was knighted, and the same year was sent as Charles's agent to Madrid, where he remained, endeavouring to obtain assistance for the royal cause, till after the Restoration. On his return to England in 1661 he was made keeper of the privy purse, and became the prime favourite. One of his duties was the procuring and management of t...

    He served subsequently on the committees for explaining the Irish Act of Settlement 1662 and for Tangier. In 1665 he obtained a peerage as Baron Arlington, (properly Harlington, in Middlesex) and in 1667 was appointed one of the postmasters-general. The control of foreign affairs was entrusted to him, and he was chiefly responsible for the attack o...

    On the death of Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, whose administration he had attacked, his great ambition, the treasurership, was not satisfied; and on the fall of Clarendon, against whom he had intrigued, he did not, though becoming a member of the Cabal Ministry, obtain the supreme influence which he had expected; for Buckingham first...

    He supported several other measures—the scheme for rendering the king's power absolute by force of arms; the "stop of the exchequer", involving a repudiation of the state debt in 1672; and the Royal Declaration of Indulgence the same year, "that we might keep all quiet at home whilst we are busy abroad." On 22 April 1672 he was created an earl, wit...

    He died on 28 July 1685, and was buried at Euston, where he had bought a large estate and had carried out extensive building operations. His residence in London was Arlington House, built when Goring Houseburned down, on the site of which was eventually built Buckingham Palace. His title passed by special remainder to his only daughter Isabella. In...

    Arlington was a typical statesman of the Restoration, possessed outwardly an attractive personality, and according to (Sir William) Temple "the greatest skill of court and the best turns of art of particular conversation," but thoroughly unscrupulous and self-seeking, without a spark of patriotism, faithless even to a good cause, and regarding publ...

  5. Arlington, Henry Bennet, 1st earl of, 1618–85, English statesman. He fought for the royalists in the English civil war and, after going into exile, served as an envoy in Spain for the future Charles II. After the Restoration, Charles made him a secretary of state (1662), and he became one of the king's closest advisers, a member of the Cabal.