Richard Lee II
American politician
Richard Lee II
Col. Richard Henry Lee II, Esq. was a Colonel, planter, member of the Upper House and the King's Council. Richard Henry II, was termed "Richard the Scholar". Richard was the son of Col. Richard Lee I, Esq. , "the Immigrant" (1618–1664) and Anne Constable (ca. 1621-1666) Richard was born at "Paradise", in Northumberland County, Virginia, the estate he inherited from his father when he died in 1664.
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Today In History - KENS 5 TV
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1399 - King Richard II of England abdicates in favor of Henry Bolingbroke, who led a rebellion of noblemen against him. 1568 - John III is proclaimed king of Sweden by the nobility after the deposition of Eric XIV. 1787 - Sailing ship Columbia leaves
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A sight to warm the hart: Rare sighting of white stag spotted in Dartmoor - Daily Mail
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King Richard II adopted the white hart as his personal emblem. Even today, white harts are seen to be lucky charms, and anyone who spots one is said to have a dose of good fortune just around the corner. 'We believed he was dumped by some private owner
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The Final Days of Gaurav Gopalan - Washington City Paper (blog)
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He worked first on a production of Richard II, and proved focused and diligent enough that the troupe would soon ask him to be its resident assistant director. Kathleen Akerley, who appeared in that Richard, remembers a collaborator who was
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Announcing a New Fall 2011 Festival: 'Wilmette Does Shakespeare' - TribLocal
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Kicking off the event, the Foundation is pleased to partner with the Friends of the Wilmette Library for several happenings, including their staged reading on October 22 of “Richard II,” presented by The Shakespeare Project of Chicago
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Students get in on the act with Shakespeare film - Bradford Telegraph and Argus
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The young film-makers completed a five-week shoot with the Co-operative British Youth Film Academy, making a big-screen version of Shakespeare's Richard II. The film is one of a series of Shakespearian history plays, also including Henry IV Part 1 and
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Simon of Sudbury's face revealed - The Press Association
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Simon of Sudbury became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1375 after serving as Chancellor of Salisbury and Bishop of London, He crowned King Richard II, and became Lord Chancellor of England in 1380, but was unpopular with rebellious peasants due to his
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CALENDAR; New Jersey
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A guide to cultural and recreational events in New Jersey. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to njtowns@nytimes.com. Commemorating 9/11 BLACKWOOD Camden County College 9/11 remembrance event with Murray Weiss, journalist, columnist and editor, who will discuss his book ''The Man Who Warned America,'' a book about
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Obie Winner Sean McNall Will Be Richard II at the Pearl - Playbill.com
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Obie Award-winning actor Sean McNall will take on Shakespeare's Richard II for the Pearl Theatre Company Off-Broadway, beginning Nov. 8 at New York City Center Stage II. McNall, who is also a Pearl company member, has appeared in The
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Sean McNall To Lead Richard II At The Pearl 11/8-12/24 - Broadway World
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THE Pearl Theatre Company (JR Sullivan, Artistic Director) released today that Obie Award winner and Pearl company member Sean McNall will portray the doomed king in Shakespeare's poetic and powerful RICHARD II. The second production in The Pearl's
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CALENDAR; Events in New Jersey
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A guide to cultural and recreational events in New Jersey. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to njtowns@nytimes.com. Comedy HASBROUCK HEIGHTS Bananas Comedy Club JJ Ramirez. Sept. 2 and 3 at 9 p.m. $15. Kevin Lee. Sept. 9 and Sept. 10. $15. Bananas Comedy Club, 283 Route 17 South. bananascomedyclub.com; (201)
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CALENDAR; New Jersey
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A guide to cultural and recreational events in New Jersey. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to njtowns@nytimes.com. Comedy BEACH HAVEN Surflight Theater Pat Cooper. Aug. 29 at 4 and 8 p.m. $39 to $89. Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach Avenues. catcharisingstar.com; (609) 492-9477. HASBROUCK HEIGHTS Bananas
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Writers' Theatre Presents THE REAL THING 9/13-11/20 - Broadway World
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Halberstam has appeared in numerous Writers' Theatre productions including Richard II (title role), Loot and Misalliance. Previously, he spent two years at The Stratford Festival in Ontario and performed in Timon of Athens, The Knight of the Burning
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Editing Shakespeare - OUPblog (blog)
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I take pride in the fact that, with the publication of Richard II edited by Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachnin, I shall become the first General Editor to see through the press a complete edition of the established canon of Shakespeare's works
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Evictions and prison won't mend our green and pleasant land - Telegraph.co.uk
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The chronicle of the summer riots features not only the familiar ogres of national folklore – the demon child, the monstrous mother, the feral beast – but also the consoling fairytale of fatherland, as outlined by John of Gaunt in Richard II: “This
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Collectivism: Didn't Work Then, Won't Work Now - Big Government
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Jones has literally rewritten the history of the late 14th century English court of King Richard II, a time presumed fully known by historians for going on six hundred years. While exploring how Richard was influenced by the thinkers of his age
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Great dynasties of the world: The Plantagenets - The Guardian
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Richard II, Edward's grandson, became king in 1377. He ruled for more than 20 years, but was eventually deposed by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke. And so came the end of the Plantagenets proper, and the beginning of the Lancastrians
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1715
    Age 68
    Died in 1715.
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    His will was probated on April 27, 1715.
    More Details Hide Details He was buried at the old “Burnt House Fields”, located near “Mount Pleasant”. Laetitia died on October 6, 1706 at “Machodoc”, and her tombstone can still be seen at “Mount Pleasant”. Richard established his residence at the “Machodoc” plantation, which was located on the Potomac River, near the town of Hague, in Westmoreland County. This was a large brick house, largely inclosed by a brick wall. The estate was inherited by his son Hon. Richard Lee III (1679–1718) who was at the time residing in London as a tobacco merchant with his family. Richard, III, leased his estate in Virginia to his brothers, Col. Thomas Lee, Hon. (1690–1750) and Capt. Henry Lee I (1691–1747), for “an annual rent of one peppercorn only, payable on Christmas Day”. After Richard’s death in 1718, the estate was sold by his wife Martha Silk (d.ca. 1734), who sold it to her brother-in-law, Col. Thomas Lee, Hon. (1690–1750). Thomas resided here until it burned down January 29, 1729, and removed to his newly built “Stratford Hall”. The fire was so serious that the field near the old mansion at “Machodoc” where the Lee burial ground became was forever named the old “Burnt House Fields”. The land was sold to Richard Lee III’s only son Col. George Lee (1714-1761), who had come over from England.
  • FORTIES
  • 1690
    Age 43
    On one such absence in 1690 he had lost his seat because of his refusal to take the oath of allegiance to William III, King of England (“William of Orange”) (1650–1702).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1680
    Age 33
    As early as 1680 he was Colonel of Horse in the counties of Westmoreland, Northumberland and Stafford.
    More Details Hide Details He was appointed by Sir Gov. Edmund Andros (1637–1714) to be “Naval Officer and Receiver of Virginia Dutys for the River Potomac”. Richard II, had one of the largest libraries in the Colony. He spent almost his whole life in study, and usually wrote his notes in Greek, Hebrew, or Latin. It was because of this that he was termed “the scholar”. Richard was a supporter of the Established Church. Richard died March 12, 1714 at “Machodoc”, Westmoreland County.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1676
    Age 29
    Soon after his marriage, Richard was elected to the House of Burgesses. In 1676 Richard became a member of the King’s Council and he served in this capacity off and on until 1698.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1647
    Age 0
    Born in 1647.
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