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Cotswold Life - - CONTENTS - by Ju­lian White­head www.pen-and-sword.co.uk £25

The reign of Charles is usu­ally viewed as be­ing a pe­riod of deca­dence and fri­vol­ity; of fleshy, in­tel­li­gent, sen­sual, earthy women, and ef­fem­i­nate, de­bauched but beau­ti­ful men re­splen­dent in curly wigs. How­ever, as al­ways be­hind the fa­cade of lib­erty, rev­elry and fun, the world was as dark, sin­is­ter and bru­tal as it had al­ways been. In ‘Re­bel­lion in the Reign of Charles II’, for­mer in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cer and se­cu­rity ad­viser Ju­lian White­head leads us to the murky un­der­belly of the English Restora­tion, a shady uni­verse of es­pi­onage, op­pres­sion, con­spir­acy, schem­ing mis­tresses, power-hun­gry aris­to­crats, rebels and the all usual ne­far­i­ous rogues and mis­cre­ants. Well re­searched, well writ­ten and very en­ter­tain­ing.

Re­bel­lion in the Reign of Charles II

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