A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game.
Charles II's Restoration Period was a time of contradictions, from attempts at religious tolerance to shocking licentiousness at court, to the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences. Not to mention restoring the theaters. While leading a very public life, Charles held deep secrets. This biography explores his life in terms of the risks he took. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. 2009. Hb, Dj. NEW. $12.00