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Cycle touring in France

Stephen Fox (author)

Cycle touring in France

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Title
Cycle touring in France
Author
Stephen Fox
Language
English
Publisher
Milnthorpe: Cicerone, 2006
265 p. : ill.
ISBN
1-85284-432-9
Placing suggestion
Frankrijk 993 (SISO) Frankrijk (ZIZO)

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Stephen Fox

Sir Stephen Fox (27 March 1627 – 28 October 1716) of Farley in Wiltshire, of Redlynch Park in Somerset, of Chiswick, Middlesex and of Whitehall, was a royal administrator and courtier to King Charles II, and a politician, who rose from humble origins to become the "richest commoner in the three kingdoms". He made the foundation of his wealth from his tenure of the newly created office of Paymaster-General of His Majesty's Forces, which he held twice, in 1661–1676 and 1679–1680. He was the principal force of inspiration behind the founding of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, to which he contributed £13,000.

Origins

Stephen Fox was a younger son of William Fox, of Farley, Wiltshire, a yeoman farmer, by his wife Margaret Pavy, a daughter of Thomas Pavy of Plaitford, Hampshire. His eldest surviving brother was John Fox (1611–1691), Clerk of the Acatry to King Charles II. Stephen's sister was Jane Fox (1639–…Read more on Wikipedia

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