Cavalier : The Story of a 17th Century Playboy, Paperback

Cavalier : The Story of a 17th Century Playboy Paperback


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.




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