Nell Gwyn by Cunningham, Peter

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Published by Grolier Society in London .

Written in English

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  • Gwyn, Nell, -- 1650-1687,
  • Charles -- II, -- King of England, -- 1630-1685,
  • Kéroualle, Louise-Renée de, -- Duchess of Portsmouth and Aubigny, -- 1649-1734,
  • Cleveland, Barbara Villiers Palmer, -- Duchess of, -- 1641-1709

Edition Notes

With: Lives of the Duchesses of Portsmouth and Cleveland / Mrs. Jameson. London : Grolier Society, [190-]

Book details

Statementwritten by Peter Cunningham.
SeriesBeaux and belles of England
ContributionsJameson, Mrs. 1794-1860.
The Physical Object
Paginationlxxv, 305 p. :
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13538799M

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“Pray good people be civil, I am the Protestant whore” was Nell Gwyn’s cheeky retort to the masses pushing around her coach in the mistaken belief that it was that of the Duchess of Portsmouth, the Catholic Louise de Keroualle.

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In his biography of Nell, the plays of Dryden, Marvell, and others are neatly dissected by Charles Beauclerk to reveal unexpected depths of meaning/5(20). Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

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Nell Gwyn, daughter of a boozy, brawling bawd and a missing father, rises to fame on the English stage and to fortune in the court of her lover, King Charles II. In this uneven debut, Beauclerk, a direct descendent of Gwyn and Charles II (a dull page epilogue charts the three-and-a-half-century Beauclerk history), examines the sometimes.

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This book is down available to download from Amazon Kindle and other sources. Though it is over years since she sold oranges to audiences at the King’s Theatre in London, then became the most popular actress in England and finally the mistress of King Charles II, Nell Gwyn’s name is still familiar to most people – and it can only be because of a personality which was delightful in.

Nell Gwyn: mistress to a king User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This is a thoroughly engaging biography of the notorious mistress of Charles II, told by direct ancestor Beauclerk.

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In Holloway Scott’s portrait, Nell Gwyn personifies the humor of Charles’s court, the hedonistic, decadent nature of a man long separated from his rightful place.

As a woman, Nell finds her niche, bred of laughter and passion, only to fall by the wayside when Charles passes from the throne, her happiness no insurance for the future.

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