Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and Great Houses

Author(s): Lucy Worsley

Europe | Biography

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 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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General Fields

  • : 9780571227044
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : September 2008
  • : .866 Inches X 4.921 Inches X 7.874 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 352
  • : Lucy Worsley
  • : Paperback
  • : English