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The Resource The king's bed : sex and power in the court of Charles II, Don Jordan & Michael Walsh

The king's bed : sex and power in the court of Charles II, Don Jordan & Michael Walsh

Label
The king's bed : sex and power in the court of Charles II
Title
The king's bed
Title remainder
sex and power in the court of Charles II
Statement of responsibility
Don Jordan & Michael Walsh
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was anything but private. His amorous liaisons were largely conducted in royal palaces surrounded by friends, courtiers and literally hundreds of servants and soldiers. Gossip radiated throughout the kingdom. Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect on gaining and keeping the company of women, from the lowest sections of society such as the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocratic Louise de Kérouaille. Some of Charles' women played their part in the affairs of state, coloring the way the nation was run. The astonishing private life of Charles II reveals much about the man he was and why he lived and ruled as he did. The King's Bed tells the compelling story of a king ruled by his passion
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JAI
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Jordan, Don
Dewey number
  • 941.066092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Walsh, Michael
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  • Charles
  • Charles
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The king's bed : sex and power in the court of Charles II, Don Jordan & Michael Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355) and index
Contents
The last soirée -- The making of a prince -- Exile and first love -- The fugitive -- The life of an exiled king -- Restoration -- The bride's price -- The dissolute court -- Married life -- Illness, plague and fire -- Rivalry and betrayal -- Entrances and exits -- Theatrical acts -- A secret pact -- The French rival -- A spy in the bed -- A sensational encounter with the past -- Plots and alarms -- Death of the king
Control code
ocn944031074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989693
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944031074
Label
The king's bed : sex and power in the court of Charles II, Don Jordan & Michael Walsh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355) and index
Contents
The last soirée -- The making of a prince -- Exile and first love -- The fugitive -- The life of an exiled king -- Restoration -- The bride's price -- The dissolute court -- Married life -- Illness, plague and fire -- Rivalry and betrayal -- Entrances and exits -- Theatrical acts -- A secret pact -- The French rival -- A spy in the bed -- A sensational encounter with the past -- Plots and alarms -- Death of the king
Control code
ocn944031074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989693
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944031074

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