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The Resource The king's bed : sex, power and the court of Charles II, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh

The king's bed : sex, power and the court of Charles II, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh

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The king's bed : sex, power and the court of Charles II
Title
The king's bed
Title remainder
sex, power and the court of Charles II
Statement of responsibility
Don Jordan and Michael Walsh
Title variation
kings bed
Title variation remainder
ambition and intimacy in the court of Charles II
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Language
eng
Summary
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 Kerouaille. Some of Charles' women played their part in the affairs of state, colouring the way the nation was run. Don Jordan and Michael Walsh take us inside Charles' palace, where we will meet court favourites, 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
Summary
A lively history of Charles II's dissolute life and surprising sexual legacy describes his public hedonism and infamous liaisons, offering insight into how mistresses ranging from actress Nell Gwyn to aristocrat Louise de Kérouaille influenced period affairs of state
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10480684
Cataloging source
BT
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Jordan, Don
Dewey number
941.066
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Walsh, Michael
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True
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  • Charles
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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ambition and intimacy in the court of Charles II
Label
The king's bed : sex, power and the court of Charles II, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053981664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408704899
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), colour portraits
Label
The king's bed : sex, power and the court of Charles II, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053981664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408704899
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), colour portraits

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