George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608 – 1670)


General George Monck born on 6 December 1608 at the family estate of Potheridge, in the parish of Merton, near Great Torrington, Devon is best remembered for his pivotal role in engineering the restoration of the Monarchy following the void and confusion left by the death of Oliver Cromwell.
 
King Charles II rewarded Monck suitably for his services in restoring him to his throne. He was made Gentleman of the Bedchamber, Knight of the Garter, and Master of the Horse in the King's household. The King also raised him to the peerage in 1660 as Baron Monck of Potheridge in the County of Devon, Baron Beauchamp of Beauchamp in the County of Devon, Baron of Teyes in the County of Devon, Earl of Torrington in the County of Devon, and Duke of Albemarle.

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608 – 1670)


General George Monck born on 6 December 1608 at the family estate of Potheridge, in the parish of Merton, near Great Torrington, Devon is best remembered for his pivotal role in engineering the restoration of the Monarchy following the void and confusion left by the death of Oliver Cromwell.
 
King Charles II rewarded Monck suitably for his services in restoring him to his throne. He was made Gentleman of the Bedchamber, Knight of the Garter, and Master of the Horse in the King's household. The King also raised him to the peerage in 1660 as Baron Monck of Potheridge in the County of Devon, Baron Beauchamp of Beauchamp in the County of Devon, Baron of Teyes in the County of Devon, Earl of Torrington in the County of Devon, and Duke of Albemarle.

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608 – 1670)


General George Monck born on 6 December 1608 at the family estate of Potheridge, in the parish of Merton, near Great Torrington, Devon is best remembered for his pivotal role in engineering the restoration of the Monarchy following the void and confusion left by the death of Oliver Cromwell.
 
King Charles II rewarded Monck suitably for his services in restoring him to his throne. He was made Gentleman of the Bedchamber, Knight of the Garter, and Master of the Horse in the King's household. The King also raised him to the peerage in 1660 as Baron Monck of Potheridge in the County of Devon, Baron Beauchamp of Beauchamp in the County of Devon, Baron of Teyes in the County of Devon, Earl of Torrington in the County of Devon, and Duke of Albemarle.

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