The King's Bed

The King's Bed

Sex and Power in the Court of Charles II

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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 K#65533;rouaille. 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.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781605989693
160598969X
Branch Call Number: 941.06609 C3804J 2016
Characteristics: 354 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Walsh, Michael

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