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Gwyn, Nell

Line breaks: Nell Gwyn
Pronunciation: /ɡwɪn

Definition of Gwyn, Nell in English:

( 1650–87), English actress; full name Eleanor Gwyn. Originally an orange seller, she became famous as a comedienne at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. She was a mistress of Charles II.

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