The King's Bed

The King's Bed

Sex, Power and the Court of Charles II

Abacus2016

Paperback368pp Illustrated195x126mm

9781408704905     Product Code: 512376

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Charles II was obsessed by women, and his conquests ranged across the classes, from the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocrat Barbara Villiers. For the first time, this revealing book places the king’s compulsive philandering at the centre of an account of his reign. Taking us behind the scenes, it introduces a colourful cast of court favourites, politicians and a parade of mistresses fighting for influence over a king ruled – and ruined – by his passions.

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