“Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland‘ attributed to John Hoskins. Circa 1630s.


Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland (c. 1610 – September 1643) was an English author and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1642. He fought on the Royalist side in the English Civil War and was killed in action at the First Battle of Newbury.

According to Clarendon, he was “in no degree attractive or promising. His stature was low and smaller than most men; his motion not graceful … but that little person and small stature was quickly found to contain a great heart … all mankind could not but admire and love him.”

He was the brother of Patrick Cary.

John Evelyn describes the 2nd Viscount Falkland  during his visit to Rome:

“….also to Mr. Patrick Cary, an Abbot, brother to our learned Lord Falkland, a witty young priest, who afterward came over to our church; …”

Saturday 5 November 1644

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Further reading


  • Diary,
  • Wikipedia.