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Cavalier : a tale of chivalry, passion and great houses /
Lucy Worsley.
imprint
London : Faber, 2007.
description
xix, 332 p., [16] p. of leaves : ill., maps, ports.
ISBN
0571227031 (hbk.), 9780571227037 (hbk.)
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Book
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imprint
London : Faber, 2007.
isbn
0571227031 (hbk.)
9780571227037 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6221813
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Lucy Worsley brings to life the complex and fascinating household hierarchies of the 17th century, painting a picture of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, clandestine marriage and gossip.
Main Description
William Cavendish was a gifted horseman, prolific womaniser and skilled diplomat. 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.But this is not just the story of that one remarkable man and the courtly world of King Charles I and his Cavaliers. More than that, Lucy Worsley brings to life the complex and fascinating household hierarchies of the seventeenth-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 and all its many colourful inhabitants.

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