Charles II: The Star King

Charles II The Star King Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognizable British kings both in his physical appearance disseminated through endless portraits prints and pub signs and in his complicated m

  • Title: Charles II: The Star King
  • Author: Clare Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780141979762
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Charles II: The Star King

    Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognizable 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 througCharles II has always been one of the most instantly recognizable 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 UK s national history from the Civil Wars to the Great Plague, from the Fire of London to the wars with the Dutch Clare Jackson s marvelous book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject.

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    1. Geevee

      A solid insight and overview into the reign of and man that was Charles II. Although short - as is the series' purpose - the author offers a thematic approach that helps the reader see Charles's personality and behaviours. His place in history as son of a deposed (and executed monarch) a refugee from his sovereign lands and a king following restoration of the monarchy are all given space. As is his attraction to women and the children they bore him. The final chapter gives a interesting end by l [...]

    2. Carolyn Harris

      A concise, thematic biography of Charles II with a strong focus on the King's image both during his reign and in the centuries following his death. Examines the interplay between his personal and political lives as the public was concerned about the influence of his mistresses on state policy. The last chapter, Afterlives, is particularly interesting as Jackson observes that popular and scholarly perceptions of Charles II are very different with "the Merry Monarch" being viewed positively by the [...]

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