The dose was offered to him by his wife, who had been unfaithful to him and sought to set her paramour on his throne.
member of the royal council, but he was soon at variance with Isabella and her paramour, Roger Mortimer, and was practically deprived of his power.
In 1696 he was, although a zealous Tory, appointed deputy comptroller of the mint at Chester, and (August 19, 1698) he received a commission as captain of the "Paramour Pink" for the purpose of making extensive observations on the conditions of terrestrial magnetism.
Later legend made him the paramour of Margaret of Anjou.
Yet Isabella and her paramour held on to power for two years after the peace, and were only overthrown by a blow from an Ed, .~ unexpected quarter.