One of the most colorful commanders of the English Civil War, Prince Rupert of the Rhine
, the nephew of King Charles I, had ably commanded troops in Europe during the Thirty Years War at the age of 14.
Prince Rupert of the Rhine
, whose royalist cavalry smashed through the middle of Birmingham.
It was the site of a skirmish during the Civil War when troops led by Prince Rupert of the Rhine
encountered a Parliamentary troop Lord Willoughby of Parham.
Two viewing platforms--one the viewpoint of the Royalist commander Prince Rupert of the Rhine
and the other that of Captain-General Sir Thomas Fairfax, leader of the New Model Army--offer horseman's-eye views of the terrain and visitors can decide for themselves if the interpretation offered fits the facts--or create their own interpretations.
Named after Prince Rupert of the Rhine
, it was founded by Charles Melville Hays, the general manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
In 2007, students of the seventeenth century welcomed two very different titles related to the highly-placed Villiers family: An ambitious two-volume collection of the writings, to date, "associated with," though not necessarily "by," George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham (1628-1687), and a captivating historical novel on the reputed liaison between Buckingham's intriguing older sister, Mary Villiers, later Stuart, Duchess of Richmond & Lennox (1622-1685), and Prince Rupert of the Rhine
, that glamorous hero of the English Civil Wars and son of the unfortunate Elizabeth (Stuart) Electress Palatine, Bohemia's 'Winter Queen'.
I have yet to have that" - Earl Spencer compares himself with Prince Rupert of the Rhine
, about whom he has just written a biography.
Rupert's Land" was quite an old name, referring to Prince Rupert of the Rhine
(1619-1682), a cousin of Britain's King Charles II and the first governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, which was formed in 1670.