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A gambling man : Charles II's Restoration game, Jenny Uglow

Label
A gambling man : Charles II's Restoration game
Title
A gambling man
Title remainder
Charles II's Restoration game
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Uglow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Restoration was a decade of experimentation: from the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences to the startling role of credit and risk; from the shocking licentiousness of the court to failed attempts at religious tolerance. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the "slippery sovereign," laid odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theaters may have been restored, but the king himself was the supreme actor. Yet while his grandeur, his court, and his colorful sex life were on display, his true intentions lay hidden. Charles II was thirty when he crossed the English Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, as spring after the long years of Cromwell's rule. But there was no way to turn back, no way he could "restore" the old dispensation. Certainty had vanished. The divinity of kingship had ended with his father's beheading. "Honor" was now a word tossed around in duels. "Providence" could no longer be trusted. As the country was rocked by plague, fire, and war, people searched for new ideas by which to live. And exactly ten years after he arrived, Charles would again stand on the shore at Dover, this time placing the greatest bet of his life in a secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV of France. - Jacket flap
  • Analyzes the reign of Charles II during the first decade of the Restoration, assessing influences ranging from plague and court licentiousness to intolerance and war, in an account that describes the king's daring secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Uglow, Jennifer S
Dewey number
  • 941.06/6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA445
LC item number
.U45 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charles
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
A gambling man : Charles II's Restoration game, Jenny Uglow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: A gambling man : Charles II and the Restoration, 1660-1670. London : Faber and Faber, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The Republic trumped -- pt. I: The deal/la donne -- Sailing -- Landing -- pt. II: Clubs/trefles -- How to be king -- Three crowns and more -- This wonderful pacifick year -- Family matters -- Blood and banners -- Whitehall -- Courtiers and envoys -- The coming of the queen -- Land -- pt. III: Diamonds/carreaux -- Tender consciences -- All people discontented -- The King Street gang -- "Governed as beasts" -- The spring of the air -- the Royal Society -- Card houses -- Beauties -- Performance -- pt. IV: Hearts/coeurs -- Money-men and merchants -- One must down -- The itch of honour -- Lord have mercy upon us -- Fortunes of war -- The long hot summer -- Conflagration -- Blame -- The trick track men -- pt. V: Spades /piques -- Breathing spaces -- The Dutch in the Medway -- The blows fall on Clarendon -- The Triple alliance -- Buckingham's year -- Loving too well -- Sweet ladies -- Troublesome men -- Charles and Louis -- pt. VI: The clearance/la fin -- Dover and beyond -- Sailing
Control code
ocn317928787
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 580 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374281373
Lccn
2009025469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99937425712
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)317928787
Label
A gambling man : Charles II's Restoration game, Jenny Uglow
Publication
Note
Originally published: A gambling man : Charles II and the Restoration, 1660-1670. London : Faber and Faber, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The Republic trumped -- pt. I: The deal/la donne -- Sailing -- Landing -- pt. II: Clubs/trefles -- How to be king -- Three crowns and more -- This wonderful pacifick year -- Family matters -- Blood and banners -- Whitehall -- Courtiers and envoys -- The coming of the queen -- Land -- pt. III: Diamonds/carreaux -- Tender consciences -- All people discontented -- The King Street gang -- "Governed as beasts" -- The spring of the air -- the Royal Society -- Card houses -- Beauties -- Performance -- pt. IV: Hearts/coeurs -- Money-men and merchants -- One must down -- The itch of honour -- Lord have mercy upon us -- Fortunes of war -- The long hot summer -- Conflagration -- Blame -- The trick track men -- pt. V: Spades /piques -- Breathing spaces -- The Dutch in the Medway -- The blows fall on Clarendon -- The Triple alliance -- Buckingham's year -- Loving too well -- Sweet ladies -- Troublesome men -- Charles and Louis -- pt. VI: The clearance/la fin -- Dover and beyond -- Sailing
Control code
ocn317928787
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 580 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374281373
Lccn
2009025469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99937425712
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)317928787

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