By Don Jordan
An clever and lively heritage of Charles II's dissolute lifestyles and marvelous legacy, by means of veteran historians.
To check with the non-public lifetime of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His own existence was once something yet deepest. His amorous liaisons have been principally performed in royal palaces surrounded by means of acquaintances, courtiers and actually hundreds of thousands of servants and squaddies. Gossip radiated in the course of the kingdom.
Charles spent such a lot of his wealth and his mind on gaining and maintaining the corporate of ladies, from the bottom sections of society comparable to the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocratic Louise de Kérouaille. a few of Charles' ladies performed their half within the political beliefs, coloring the way in which the country used to be run.
The authors take us inside of Charles' palace, the place we are going to meet court docket favorites, fun confidants, advisors jockeying for political energy, mistresses earlier and current in addition to key figures in his internal circle comparable to his 'pimpmasters' and his own pox doctor.
The striking inner most lifetime of Charles II unearths a lot in regards to the guy he used to be and why he lived and governed as he did. The King's mattress tells the compelling tale of a king governed by means of his passion.
sixteen pages of colour and B&W illustrations