The Last Royal Rebel

The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

Author: Anna Keay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632865246

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4107

At first light on July 6, 1685, the last battle ever fought on English soil was almost over. On one side of the watery pasture at Sedgemoor was the dashing thirty-six-year-old Duke of Monmouth, the charismatic son of Charles II, adored by the people. A reformer, a romantic, and a Protestant, he was fighting the army he had once commanded, in opposition to his uncle, King James II. Yet even before he launched his attack, Monmouth knew he would die. Born in the backstreets of Rotterdam in the year his grandfather Charles I was executed, Monmouth was the child of a turbulent age. His mother, the first of Charles II's famous liaisons, played courtesan to the band of raw and restless young royalists forced abroad by the changing political current. Conceived during a revolution and born into a republic, Monmouth, by the time he was twelve, was the sensation of the most licentious and libertine court in Europe. Adored by the king and drenched in honors, he became the greatest rake and reprobate of the age. On his path to becoming "the last royal rebel," Monmouth consorted with a spectacular list of contemporaries: Louis XIV was his mentor, William of Orange his confidant, Nell Gwyn his friend, the future Duke of Marlborough his pupil, D'Artagnan his lieutenant, John Dryden his censor, and John Locke his comrade. Anna Keay expertly chronicles Monmouth's life and offers splendid insight into this crucial and dramatic period in English history.

The Last Royal Rebel

The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

Author: Anna Keay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140884608X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9166

James, Duke of Monmouth, the adored illegitimate son of Charles II, was born in exile the year his grandfather was executed and the English monarchy abolished. Abducted from his mother on his father's orders, he emerged from a childhood in the backstreets of Rotterdam to command the ballrooms of Paris, the brothels of Covent Garden and the battlefields of Flanders. Pepys described him as 'the most skittish, leaping gallant that ever I saw, always in action, vaulting or leaping or clambering'. Such was his appeal that when the monarchy itself came under threat, the cry was for Monmouth to succeed Charles II as King. He inspired both delight and disgust, adulation and abhorrence and, in time, love and loyalty almost beyond fathoming. Louis XIV was his mentor, Nell Gwyn his protector, D'Artagnan his lieutenant, William of Orange his confidant, John Dryden his censor and John Locke his comrade. Anna Keay matches rigorous scholarship with a storyteller's gift to enrapturing effect. She brings to life the warm, courageous and handsome Duke of Monmouth, a man who by his own admission 'lived a very dissolute and irregular life', but who was ultimately prepared to risk everything for honour and justice. His life, culminating in his fateful invasion, provides a sweeping history of the turbulent decades in which England as we know it was forged.

The Last Royal Rebel

The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408845936

Category:

Page: 480

View: 1385

Royal rebel

a psychological portrait of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary

Author: John T. Salvendy

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 3017

This is the first fully documented psycho-biography of the last Crown Prince of the Habsburg monarchy.

The Magnificent Monarch

Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power

Author: Anna Keay

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847252257

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 1619

Anna Keay brings fresh insight into the daily life of Charles II and identifies how he cultivated a powerful reputation of both himself and monarchy in Britain.

Backstories: Princess Leia: Royal Rebel

Author: Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407179047

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9248

Who is Princess Leia? How did a princess become a rebel leader? And what happened to her after the Empire was defeated? In this biography - complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and character profiles - young readers will delight in learning the complete history of Star Wars' royal rebel. Part of the Backstories series of popular character biographies including others such as: Darth Vader

Rebel Prince

The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles

Author: Tom Bower

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008291730

Category: Princes

Page: 384

View: 9511

Best-selling author Tom Bower reveals the power, passion and defiance of Prince Charles. Few heirs to the throne have suffered as much humiliation as Prince Charles. Despite his hard work and genuine concern for the disadvantaged, he has struggled to overcome his unpopularity. After Diana's death, his approval rating crashed to 4% and has been only rescued by his marriage to Camilla. Nevertheless, just one third of Britons now support him to be the next king. Many still fear that his accession to the throne will cause a constitutional crisis. That mistrust climaxed in the aftermath of the trial of Paul Burrell, Diana's butler, acquitted after the Queen's sensational 'recollection'. In unearthing many secrets surrounding that and many other dramas, Bower's book, relying on the testimony from over 120 people employed or welcomed into the inner sanctum of Clarence House, reveals a royal household rife with intrigue and misconduct. The result is a book which uniquely will probe into the character and court of the Charles that no one, until now, has seen.

The Last King of Texas

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804151954

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4668

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Multiple-award-winning author Rick Riordan brings back smart-mouthed Texas P.I. Tres Navarre for his most dangerous case yet. If you think the academic world is deadly dull, you're half right.... When a controversial English professor is found shot to death, Tres Navarre — P.I. and Ph.D. — is the only local academic crazy enough to accept the emergency opening at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Police assure him they already have a suspect, so while they wrap up the open-and-shut case, all Tres has to do is teach three classes, grade on a curve ... and walk in a dead man's shoes. It should be an easy assignment — but one thing Tres doesn't do is easy. When the evidence in the case starts looking a little too perfect, when the killing doesn't stop, Tres takes on some extracurricular research into the heart of an assassin — and lands in a high-stakes game of gangster honor on the darkest streets of San Antonio's West Side....

A Royal Romance

Author: Jenny Frame

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1626391785

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 3581

Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post to assume the crown. While the people acclaim their new Queen, Great Britain’s first openly gay monarch, all George feels is the isolation of her station. Beatrice Elliot’s staunch anti-monarchist views have always been a point of gentle contention with her working class, royalty-loving parents. When Bea—director of a hospice charity—must spend six months working with Queen Georgina, her charity’s new patron, sparks fly and passion blooms. But is love enough to bridge the gap between Bethnal Green and Buckingham Palace?

Royal Rebel

Author: Jenny Frame

Publisher: Royal Romance Story

ISBN: 9781626398931

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9978

Charity director Lennox King sees through the party girl image Princess Roza has cultivated, but will Lennox's past indiscretions and Rosa's responsibilities make their love impossible?

Jacobites

A New History of the '45 Rebellion

Author: Jacqueline Riding

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608198049

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 4105

The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46 is one of the most important turning points in British history--in terms of national crisis every bit the equal of 1066 and 1940. The tale of Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," and his heroic attempt to regain his grandfather's (James II) crown--remains the stuff of legend: the hunted fugitive, Flora MacDonald, and the dramatic escape over the sea to the Isle of Skye. But the full story--the real history--is even more dramatic, captivating, and revelatory. Much more than a single rebellion, the events of 1745 were part of an ongoing civil war that threatened to destabilize the British nation and its empire. The Bonnie Prince and his army alone, which included a large contingent of Scottish highlanders, could not have posed a great threat. But with the involvement of Britain's perennial enemy, Catholic France, it was a far more dangerous and potentially catastrophic situation for the British crown. With encouragement and support from Louis XV, Charles's triumphant Jacobite army advanced all the way to Derby, a mere 120 miles from London, before a series of missteps ultimately doomed the rebellion to crushing defeat and annihilation at Culloden in April 1746--the last battle ever fought on British soil. Jacqueline Riding conveys the full weight of these monumental years of English and Scottish history as the future course of Great Britain as a united nation was irreversibly altered.

George IV

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 851

View: 8248

'What was it about George IV that made private friends, as well as political adversaries, so quick to see the weaknesses of the man and to ignore his qualities? Fortunately, this excellent biography by Christopher Hibbert provides all the clues. Mr Hibbert has a sharp eye for the clash of character and the dramatic moment, and George IV, as Regent and King, provides a cornucopia of both...Never, never a dull moment. Read it.' J. H. Plumb, Observer

Rebel Heir

Book One

Author: Vi Keeland,Penelope Ward

Publisher: C. Scott Publishing - co-author

ISBN: 1942215789

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1360

Royal Rebel

Author: Soma Norodom

Publisher: Soma Norodom

ISBN: 1535600225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 3029

In June 2010, Soma moved to Cambodia to take care of her sick father, who had decided to move from California to his homeland, and stay for the remainder of his life. She established the first English-speaking radio talk show in the country and later became a Columnist for the Phnom Penh Post. As a direct descendant of King Norodom I, the Founder and Patriarch of the Cambodian Royal Family, Soma embraced her new title as a Princess of Cambodia. She learned to speak the language and became knowledgeable about the history and culture. She made it a project to educate herself about the political issues and started questioning the authorities. Her Phnom Penh Post columns annoyed the Government, and on October 29, 2012, she was accused of Incitement. Alienated by her Royal Family, friends, and colleagues, Soma was alone in the fight for Freedom of Expression. Only one man could save her. www.somanorodom.com

Flora MacDonald

The Most Loyal Rebel

Author: Hugh Douglas

Publisher: Sutton Publishing

ISBN: 9780750932066

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 9300

The biography of Flora MacDonald

The Lost Kingdom

Memoir of an Afghan Prince

Author: His Royal Highness Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1682615197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 351

View: 6614

His Royal Highness Prince Ali Seraj, a member of the royal family of Afghanistan, brings four decades of history to life—from the Cold War era when his famed nightclub in Kabul was a hotspot for global celebrities, jetsetters, and spies, to the communist Soviet takeover that killed members of his family, put a price on Prince Ali’s head, and forced him to make a harrowing escape from his homeland in disguise with his American wife and family. Prince Seraj’s intimate and historic portrait of modern Afghanistan tells the inside story of a proud, ancient culture grappling with a turbulent history of invasion and transformation. His passionate and adventure-filled story opens a new door to understand a nation irrevocably linked to the stability and prosperity of Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and to the United States.

Strange Rebels

1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century

Author: Christian Caryl

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465065643

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1291

Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In Strange Rebels, veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows how the world we live in today and the problems that plague it began to take shape in this pivotal year. Weaving the story of each of these counterrevolutions into a brisk, gripping narrative, Strange Rebels is a groundbreaking account of how these upheavals marked a startling conservative challenge to communist and socialist systems around the globe, giving birth to our modern age in the process.

The Princess Diaries, Volume VI: Princess in Training

Author: Meg Cabot

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061972003

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1118

Student body president, that is—nominated by her power-mad best friend, Lilly. This is not how Mia imagined kicking off her sophomore year, but as usual, she has bigger problems to worry about, like Geometry. And now that Mia's one true love, Michael, is uptown at college, what's the point of even getting up for school in the morning? But the last straw is what Lana whispers to her on the lunch line about what college boys expect of their girlfriends. . . . Really, it's almost more than a princess in training can bear!

The Last Mughal

The Fall of Delhi, 1857

Author: William Dalrymple

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408806886

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 5493

On a dark evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.' This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty who found himself leader of a violent and doomed uprising. The Siege of Delhi was the Raj's Stalingrad, the end of both Mughal power and a remarkable culture.