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Charles II : The Star King (Hardcover) (Clare Jackson)

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Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible format.     Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognisable 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 national history -- from the Civil Wars to the Great Plague, from the Fire of London to the wars with the Dutch.     Clare Jackson's marvellous book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject.
Number of Pages: 144
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Series Title: Penguin Monarchs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Clare Jackson
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2017
TCIN: 52417298
UPC: 9780141979762
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-4072

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