Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord

Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord

(The Stuart saga: book 4): a rich and riveting novel of Royal life in Restoration England from the undisputed Queen of British historical fiction


Here multi-million copy and international bestselling author Jean Plaidy brings to life the various loves and political losses of one of our most amorous Kings. Fans of Philippa Gregory will be hooked from page one...

'Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting.' -- Observer
'Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama.' -- New York Times
'Outstanding' -- Vanity Fair
'History was never so interesting at school' -- ***** Reader review
'This was a gripping and informative book' -- ***** Reader review
'A rollicking fine restoration read - LOVE!' -- ***** Reader review

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 ultimately shape Restoration England, our promiscuous regent is 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.
Politics and passion play equal parts in one man - a recipe for success?
The Stuart saga continues with The Three Crowns.


  • 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.
    Sunday Times

About the author

Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
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