King Charles of England and his French wife (Henrietta), came to visit the Dutch and Duchess and the Queen was absolutely smitten with Jeffrey and asked the Duchess if she could have him (another upgrade in lifestyle). Jeffrey and the Queen became very close friends and spent a lot of time together. Because he was so brilliant she made sure he had the best education England had to offer.
He fought valiantly in the English Civil War as if he had something to prove. He was a fantastic cavalryman and was never knocked off his horse and instead was able to cut his way through the enemy. Because of his heroics on the battlefield he was Knighted Sir Jeffery.
Even though he was famous some people made fun of his looks. One day a man started ridiculing Sir Jeffrey so he challenged the man to an unsanctioned duel and he killed him. Because duels were illegal the Royal Court sentenced him to death, but the Queen saved him and sent him away to France and told never to return.
He had a rough life after this as he was captured and ransomed by pirates twice and he spent years as a slave in North Africa. He finally made his way back to London years later and ran into more trouble as he was placed in prison for being a Catholic; this was during the time when the Church of England became the national religion; one of many reasons our forefathers made sure we didn’t have a national religion. He got out of prison when he was 61 and died two years later.
Only two people were needed to carry his casket, thus the reason he was such a novelty throughout his life, for Jeffrey looked like a normal man but was only 25 inches tall. By the way, there’s a character on the hit show Game of Thrones that’s based off Sir Jeffrey.