Charles II: The Star King (Penguin Monarchs) (Hardcover)

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Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognizable British kings—both in his physical appearance, disseminated through endless portraits, prints, and pub signs, and in his complicated mix of lasciviousness, cynicism, and luxury. His father's execution and his own many years of exile made him a guarded, curious, unusually self-conscious ruler. He lived through some of the most striking events in the UK's national history—from the Civil Wars to the Great Plague, from the Fire of London to the wars with the Dutch. Clare Jackson's marvelous book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject.

About the Author

Clare Jackson is the Senior Tutor of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. She has presented a number of highly successful programs on the Stuart dynasty for the BBC and is currently writing a new history of Stuart Britain during the long 17th century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141979762
ISBN-10: 0141979763
Publisher: Allen Lane
Publication Date: September 1st, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Penguin Monarchs

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