Standard Name: Gwyn, Eleanor
Used Form: Nell Gwyn
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|Cultural formation||John Dryden||
Dryden parallelled his former switch in political allegiance in probably 1685, with a switch of religious allegiance, converting from Anglicanism to Catholicism . He was vulnerable to charges of time-serving since he did this at...
|Friends, Associates||Mary Jones|
|Textual Features||Sarah Green|
|Textual Features||Vita Sackville-West||
VSW has a sharp eye for women in history, for non-noble individuals who touched the story of Knole. As well as queens, duchesses, and countesses, she provides lively sketches of the actresses Nell Gwyn and...
|Textual Features||George Bernard Shaw|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Emma Robinson||
The highly involved plot of this novel brought together a number of high-profile historical London figures to surround the hero and heroine of its love-story: the Merry Monarch himself, his lower-class mistress Nell Gwyn ...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Christopher St John||
The First Actress draws an implicit parallel between the admission of women to the vote and their admission to stage acting at the Restoration. Peggy Hughes , presented as first woman in the London professional...
The Gentleman's Magazine printed a recuperative Memoirs of Mrs Ellen Gwynn: it praises talent, excuses sexual licence, and suggests that only circumstances prevented her from being virtuous.