Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

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Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (18 February 16099 December 1674) was an English historian, statesman and grandfather of two queens regnant, Mary II and Anne.


  • He had a head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mischief.
    • On John Hampden, History of the Rebellion. Vol. iii, Book vii. Section 84. Compare: "In every deed of mischief he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute", Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, chap. xlviii.; "Heart to conceive the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute", Junius, letter xxxvii. Feb. 14, 1770.

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