The Life and Times of the Duchess of Portsmouth.

SKU: 14027

Translated from the French by Ann Lindsay. A historical biography of a French secret agent in the court of Charles II, also his steady mistress for many years. She was the real Ambassador for Louis XIV to the English court. People of the time hated her for what they saw as personal ambition, except for Voltaire, who knew her. In fact she was intelligent and hard-working. A romantic story about love and courtly politics. Roy Publishers, NY, 1953. Hb, Dj, plastic cover. USED. $12.00