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Cavalier by Lucy Worsley
Book DescriptionWilliam Cavendish, courageous, cultured and passionate about women, embodies the popular image of a cavalier. Famously defeated at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, he went into a long and miserable continental exile before returning to England in triumph on the restoration of King Charles II to the throne in 1660. Lucy Worsley brings to life a fascinating household of the 17th century, painting a picture of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, clandestine marriage and gossip. From Ben Jonson and Van Dyck to a savage, knife-wielding master-cook, Cavalier is a brilliant illumination of the stately home in England and all its many colourful inhabitants.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571227044
(198mm x 126mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Story of Hampton Court Palace, Hardback (March 2015)
As commissioned by Hampton Court Palace, this bold new account of a world-renowned palace reveals the captivating lifestyles of its monarchs, mistresses, courtiers and servants as told through the stories of its illustrious residents over the past 500 years. It contains over 200 illustrations accompanied by narrative-style captions.
Very British Murder, Paperback (May 2014)» View all books by Lucy Worsley
Tells the story of a national obsession. This title presents a tale of dark deeds and guilty pleasures, a riveting investigation into the British soul by one of our finest historians.
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Author Biography - Lucy Worsley
Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court. She also regularly appears on radio and television, on BBC1's The One Show, as well as Timewatch and other history programmes. Lucy is the author of Courtiers: The Secret History of Kensington Palace and Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and Great Houses.
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