Cavalier : The Story of a 17th Century Playboy Paperback
by Lucy Worsley
William 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/09/2008
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780571227044