Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn’s Back

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It’s hard to emphasise how important Nell Gwynn once was in English history, as a folk figure, as a rags-to-riches ¬†Cinderella story, as an everywoman and as the first female actor star, she was called ‘pretty, witty Nell’ by Samuel Pepys and was always regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England. […]