The King's Henchman

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Courtier, soldier, duellist and spymaster, Henry Jermyn (1605-84) was the lover of Queen Henrietta Maria and reputed to be the father of Charles II. Set against a rich backdrop of political intrigue and bloody civil war, Adolph's biographical study shows how this Suffolk commoner served two kings, saved the monarchy, set in motion the rise of the British Empire, and built the elegant quarter of London around the street that bears his name.

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The King's Henchman

The King's Henchman

Stuart Spymaster and Architect of the British Empire

Hardback384pp Illustrated

9781908096302     Product Code: 217862

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Courtier, soldier, duellist and spymaster, Henry Jermyn (1605-84) was the lover of Queen Henrietta Maria and reputed to be the father of Charles II. Set against a rich backdrop of political intrigue and bloody civil war, Adolph's biographical study shows how this Suffolk commoner served two kings, saved the monarchy, set in motion the rise of the British Empire, and built the elegant quarter of London around the street that bears his name.

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