The Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power.
First major study of the household, court and rituals of the Restoration monarchy. Shows Charles II was far more than the carefree partier his nickname "Merry Monarch" implied. Read from a new angle about this culturally fast time, when a woman like Aphra Behn could make a living writing. Illustrated, appendices, index. Coninuum. 2008. Hb. Dj. NEW. $15.00