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The last royal rebel : the life and death of James, Duke of Monmouth, Anna Keay

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The last royal rebel : the life and death of James, Duke of Monmouth
Title
The last royal rebel
Title remainder
the life and death of James, Duke of Monmouth
Statement of responsibility
Anna Keay
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Biography type
individual biography
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Keay, Anna
Dewey number
  • 941.06/7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Monmouth, James Scott
  • Illegitimate children of royalty
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The last royal rebel : the life and death of James, Duke of Monmouth, Anna Keay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9781620409343
Lccn
bl2016021027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
The last royal rebel : the life and death of James, Duke of Monmouth, Anna Keay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9781620409343
Lccn
bl2016021027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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