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Cavalier : the story of a seventeenth-century playboy

By: Worsley, Lucy

057122704X / 9780571227044
Paperback
941'.062'092
04/09/2008
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England
20 cm xix, 332 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2007.

William Cavendish, courageous, cultured and passionate about women, embodies the popular image of a cavalier.

Famously defeated at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, he went into a long and miserable continental exile before returning to England in triumph on the restoration of King Charles II to the throne in 1660. Lucy Worsley brings to life a fascinating household of the 17th century, painting a picture of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, clandestine marriage and gossip.

From Ben Jonson and Van Dyck to a savage, knife-wielding master-cook, Cavalier is a brilliant illumination of the stately home in England and all its many colourful inhabitants.

BIC:

1DBKE England, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

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