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Endymion Porter
Endymion Porter
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 1587
Date of Death: 1649
Occupation: Diplomat
Appearances:
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1634: The Baltic War
Type of Appearance: Direct
Date of Death: 1633
Cause of Death: Stabbed in brain
Endymion Porter (1587–1649) was an English diplomat and royalist. He was descended from Sir William Porter, sergeant-at-arms to Henry VII, and son of Edmund Porter, of Aston-sub-Edge in Gloucestershire, by his cousin Angela, daughter of Giles Porter of Mickleton, in the same county.

Endymion Porter in 1632Edit

Endymion Porter conspired with Paul Pindar and Richard Boyle, the Earl of Cork, to remove Prime Minister Thomas Wentworth. To that end, they arranged for members of London's Trained Bands to confront King Charles and his wife Henrietta Maria as they rode by carriage from London to Oxford. Porter and his cohorts witnessed the events from Tyburn Hill, and saw the carriage accident which injured the king and killed his wife. This ensured Boyle's reign as Prime Minister.

Porter was sent to Westminster to have Captain Anthony Leebrick and his mercenaries, who had been employed by the King and Queen, sign a document stating that Thomas Wentworth was at fault for the incident. Porter was also to pay the group to leave England for Europe. However, Leebrick, knowing full well that he and his friends were in danger, quickly killed Porter by driving the quill that was to sign the statement into Endymion's left eye deep enough to pierce his brain.

The news of Porter's murder greatly shocked and disturbed Boyle as he considered him one of his closest friends. His death was cast as the final piece of fabricated, though incriminating, evidence against Wentworth.


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