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The Loves of Charles II: The Stuart Saga

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From princesses to country girls to actresses…the loves of Charles II come to life.

Ten years after Charles I was deposed and executed, his son, Charles II, regains the throne after many years in exile. Charles is determined not only to restore the monarchy but also to revive a society that has suffered under many years of Puritan rule, when everything from theater to Christmas festivals was illegal. As king, Charles II throws himself into the gaiety of court life, becoming a patron of the arts and a consummate lover of women. He first secures a strong dynastic alliance by marrying Catherine of Braganza, a shy, plain Portuguese princess who falls in love with her handsome husband and brings him great wealth, but can never give him the son he longs for. For many years, his “untitled queen” is a bold and sensual older woman—Barbara, Countess of Castlemaine—whose husband is routinely paid to look the other way. But when the politically ambitious Lady Castlemaine becomes too powerful, she is replaced by Louise de Kéroualle, a baby-faced French noblewoman who may have been sent to Charless court as a spy. His other great love, and Louises rival, is Nell Gwyn, a stage actress who rises from the streets of London to become the kings favorite and a hero of the working class.

Court intrigue and affairs of the heart weave together in this unforgettable page-turner.

Synopsis:

The three volumes of the Stuart Saga come together in an omnibus edition that chronicles the story of England's King Charles II, from his rise to the throne following the execution of his father, Charles I, through his political marriage to Portugal's Catherine of Braganza and his relationship with his younger sister Minette, to his numerous affairs with a string of mistresses. Original. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

\Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy’s novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide at the time of her death in 1993.

Table of Contents

The wandering prince — A health unto His Majesty — Here lies our sovereign lord.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307337542
Subtitle:
The Stuart Saga
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Plaidy, Jean
Author:
Jean Plaidy
Subject:
Fiction-Historical - General
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051025
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
768

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Product details 768 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307337542 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The three volumes of the Stuart Saga come together in an omnibus edition that chronicles the story of England's King Charles II, from his rise to the throne following the execution of his father, Charles I, through his political marriage to Portugal's Catherine of Braganza and his relationship with his younger sister Minette, to his numerous affairs with a string of mistresses. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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