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King's Bed : Sex and Power in the Court of Charles II (Reprint) (Paperback) (Don Jordan & Michael Walsh)

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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 authors take us inside Charles' palace, where we will meet court favorites, amusing confidants, advisors jockeying for political power, mistresses past and present as well as key figures in his inner circle such as his 'pimpmasters' and his personal pox doctor.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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 354
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Don Jordan & Michael Walsh
Language: English
Street Date: June 13, 2017
TCIN: 51839282
UPC: 9781681774275
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-5443
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