Portrait of Robert Molesworth

Robert Molesworth

1650 – 1725

Robert Molesworth (1650-1725) was a staunch defender of the Glorious Revolution of 1689 and a consistent critic of political and religious corruption. After being proscribed by James II in 1689 he fled to England where he began a long career as a diplomat (including Denmark) and politician under William III and his successors, eventually being named Viscount of Swords in 1716.

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