William, Lord Russell

Standard Name: Russell, William,,, Lord

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Rachel Russell
The young widow Rachel, Lady Vaughan , married William Russell , and acquired the name by which she is known to history.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Schwoerer, Lois. Lady Rachel Russell: "One of the Best of Women". Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
45
Friends, Associates Anthony Trollope
Trollope was a friend of William Thackeray , G. H. Lewes , Richard Monckton Milnes , George Eliot , William Russell , and John Everett Millais .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Of Eliot he wrote: this gifted woman was...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah, Lady Cowper
SLC flags some items of her own under Observe by beginning them I observe. In a series about books of the Bible she comments in some detail on the behaviour of King Saul and...
Occupation Henrietta Battier
HB acted at Drury Lane Theatre in the role of Lady Rachel Russell in Thomas Stratford 's tragedy on the death of Lord Russell .
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
politics Lady Rachel Russell
William and Mary vindicated the memory of LRR 's husband by reversing the attainder on him, six years after he was executed.
Schwoerer, Lois. Lady Rachel Russell: "One of the Best of Women". Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
188
politics Lady Rachel Russell
LRR 's second husband (who became William, Lord Russell , in 1678 by the death of his elder brother) became more and more active in opposition to Charles II . From this time LRR was...
politics Lady Rachel Russell
LRR 's husband was accused of High Treason before the Privy Council and sent to the Tower of London.
Schwoerer, Lois. Lady Rachel Russell: "One of the Best of Women". Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
103
politics Lady Rachel Russell
LRR attended her husband 's trial at the Old Bailey. She was there in two capacities: so that she could make notes of the proceedings, as she later did, and in the hope of arousing...
Textual Features Frances Arabella Rowden
The second part opens with quotations from Cicero and Voltaire .
Rowden, Frances Arabella. The Pleasures of Friendship. A Poem. 1810.
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It includes a picture of connubial love gone sour, turned to mutual wrongs, and mutual hate.
Rowden, Frances Arabella. The Pleasures of Friendship. A Poem. 1810.
63
Its examples of heroic friendship include...
Textual Production Lady Rachel Russell
LRR wrote the first of the thirty letters to her husband that survived for Mary Berry to publish in 1819.
Berry, Mary, and Lady Rachel Russell. Some Account of the Life of Rachael Wriothesley Lady Russell. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819.
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Textual Production Lady Rachel Russell
LRR wrote the last of her thirty surviving letters to her husband .
Berry, Mary, and Lady Rachel Russell. Some Account of the Life of Rachael Wriothesley Lady Russell. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819.
66
Textual Production Lady Rachel Russell
Mary Berry published a brief biography of LRR , with some unpublished letters including thirty to her husband .
Quarterly Review. J. Murray.
21 (1819): 558
Textual Production Lady Rachel Russell
The work appeared with an introduction Vindicating the Character of Lord Russel , Against Sir John Dalrymple , &c: LRR , that is, was seen as having historical rather than literary interest.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
35 (1773): 381
Textual Production Lady Rachel Russell
The speech that William Russell delivered on the scaffold was written in consultation with his wife, who then circulated it in five copies each billed as original.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Her papers at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire...
Textual Production Isabella Neil Harwood
Elfinella, or, Home from Fairyland; Lord and Lady Russell, one of Isabella Harwood 's most popular volumes of plays, was published by Ellis and White , five months after it reached the stage.
Pall Mall Gazette. J. K. Sharpe.
3468 (30 March 1876)

Timeline

22 March 1683
A fire at the racing centre of Newmarket preserved the lives of Charles II and his brother ; by leaving early for London they avoided a planned assassination.
13 July 1683
William, Lord Russell (husband of the letter-writer Lady Rachel ), stood trial for High Treason, accused of planning to assassinate the king in an alleged Protestant Plot.
21 July 1683
William, Lord Russell , husband of the letter-writer Lady Rachel Russell , was beheaded in Lincoln's Inn Fields.
7 December 1683
Months after the execution of William, Lord Russell (husband of Lady Rachel ), Algernon Sidney met the same fate (after a search of his private papers), charged with Protestant extremism and plotting against the crown.