Nell Gwyn: Mistress to a King.
A common orange seller who rose to become a foremost actress of her day and lifelong mistress to the King, Nell Gwyn did well. Beauclerk gives us insight into the flavor of Stuart times. A wonderful insight into the various roles of women in the Restoration court that saw female actors and even playwrights rise to fame for the first time in England. Gorgeous color plates. High quality printing. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005. Orig. publ. at $27.50. NEW. $10.00