The third book in the Charles ll trilogy covering the last years of his life.
Charles II, the Merry Monarch, is determined that his people shall know peace and religious freedom. But the shadows cast over the throne by his son Monmouth and his wayward, Papist brother, the Duke of York, are proving too much for his popularity.
Amidst these dramatic events that shaped Restoration England our promiscuous regent was often to be found in the company of his many woman. Including the ready arms of little Nell Gwyn, his buxom, pretty and witty mistress.
Here Plaidy brings to life the various loves and political losses of one of our most amorous Kings.
Jean Plaidy, by the skilful blending of superb storytelling and meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of characterisation has become one of the country’s most widely read novelists.
Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting.
Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama.