Charles II (Penguin Monarchs) The Star King 3 for 2 on all penguin monarchs books
Charles II (Penguin Monarchs) The Star King 3 for 2 on all penguin monarchs books

Charles II (Penguin Monarchs): The Star King by Clare Jackson

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Use code MONARCHS3FOR2 on all Penguins Monarchs paperbacks, and receive your third book free. Short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers.

Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognisable British kings - both in his physical appearance, disseminated through endless portraits, prints and pub signs, and in his complicated mix of lasciviousness, cynicism and luxury.

His father's execution and his own many years of exile made him a guarded, curious, unusually self-conscious ruler. He lived through some of the most striking events in the national history - from the Civil Wars to the Great Plague, from the Fire of London to the wars with the Dutch.

Clare Jackson's marvellous book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject.

  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.3 x 18.4 cm

Part of our book collection exploring royal history in Britain.

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