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27 July 1578
Lady Jane Lumley died at Arundel House in London.
27 July 1652
Sir Ralph Verney wrote to advise, kindly but repressively, on the education of his god-daughter Anne Denton.She longed to learn Hebrew, Greek and Latin; he advised that she should stick to French, religious knowledge, and "all manner of good housewifery;" that she should emulate "stories of illustrious (not learned) Woemen."
27 July 1689
John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, led a force of Scottish Highlanders loyal to James II against Williamite English soldiers in the pass of Killiecrankie.When a Scottish victory was already assured, Graham (popularly known as Bonnie Dundee) was mortally wounded in a display of personal courage. His energetic loyalty had been ill repaid by vacillation on the part of James. His death, later this day or the next, was lamented in verse by Anne Finch. (By Scots Presbyterians, however, he was seen as a villain and oppressor.)A book by Ross Laidlaw, 1992, imagines the close involvement of Aphra Behn in these events (altering the date of her death to do so).
- 27 July 1578