King Charles II

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Following a youth of poverty and bitter exile after his father’s execution, the ousted king first challenged, then made his magnificent escape from, Cromwell’s troops before he was eventually restored to his throne in triumph in 1660. Spanning his life both before and after the Restoration, Antonia Fraser’s lively and fascinating biography captures all the vitality of the man and the expansiveness of the age.

Critical Acclaim

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‘Well planned, thorough, superbly illustrated, well produced…Lady Antonia at her best’ Daily Telegraph

‘The fullest and most sophisticated account of the most charming and approachable of English kings’ Observer

‘Detailed, sympathetic, and admirably readable’ Economist