Charles II (Penguin Monarchs)

Charles II (Penguin Monarchs)

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.

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Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Clare Jackson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-31 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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Language: en
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Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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Pages: 112
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Language: en
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Authors: Christopher Given-Wilson
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'He seems to have laboured under an almost child-like misapprehension about the size of his world. Had greatness not been thrust upon him, he might have lived a
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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Norman Davies
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
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From the celebrated historian and author of Europe: A History, a new life of George II George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland and Elector of Hanover, came
Richard II (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Laura Ashe
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-28 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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Richard II (1377-99) came to the throne as a child, following the long, domineering, martial reign of his grandfather Edward III. He suffered from the disastrou
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Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Richard Barber
Categories: History
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Henry II (1154-89) through a series of astonishing dynastic coups became the ruler of an enormous European empire. One of the most dynamic, restless and clever
Charles I (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Mark Kishlansky
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-04 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled