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summary Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Clare Jackson Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognizable British kings both in his physical appearance disseminated through endless portraits prints and pub signs and in his complicated mix o. A solid insight and overview into the reign of and man that was Charles II Although short as is the series' purpose the author offers a thematic approach that helps the reader see Charles's personality and behaviours His place in history as son of a deposed and executed monarch a refugee from his sovereign lands and a king following restoration of the monarchy are all given space As is his attraction to women and the children they bore him The final chapter gives a interesting end by looking at Charles and his image in the years immediately after his death until the present dayAll in all a good read for all and should set up new explorers of this interesting king for further reading

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Charles II: The Star King review Î 0 Ö Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognizable British kings—both in his physical appearance disseminated through endless portraits prints and pub signs and in his complicated mix of lasciviousness cynicism and luxury His father's execution and his own many years of exile made him a gu F lasciviousness cynicism and luxury His father's execution and his own many years of exile made him a guarded curious unusually self conscious ruler He lived through some of the most striking events. I'm definitely going to have to read a full biography about Charles II He was so interesting and I liked the way that Jackson presented him First his full life then specifics about how he was pictured wrote and acted Sure I wanted it specific at times but it was definitely a great starting point for me

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Charles II The Star KingIn the UK's national history from the Civil Wars to the Great Plague from the Fire of London to the wars with the Dutch Clare Jackson's marvelous book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject. A concise thematic biography of Charles II with a strong focus on the King's image both during his reign and in the centuries following his death Examines the interplay between his personal and political lives as the public was concerned about the influence of his mistresses on state policy The last chapter Afterlives is particularly interesting as Jackson observes that popular and scholarly perceptions of Charles II are very different with the Merry Monarch being viewed positively by the public but critically by scholars today