A Gambling Man

    A Gambling Man

    Charles II and the Restoration, 1660-1670

    Jenny Uglow

    Faber 2009

    Hardback 580pp Illustrated

    9780571217335   Product Code: 77687

    After the long, dour years of Puritanism, King Charles II returned to a hero's welcome. But, as this carefully researched and grippingly written account makes clear, this shrewd and intelligent monarch knew that his task would not be easy. His father's execution had shattered the notion that kings ruled by divine right; he would have to be a politician and within the space of a few years, his political skills would be tested by plague, fire, intrigue and war.

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