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A Health Unto His Majesty (Stuart Saga, #5) (Charles II #2)

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A 30-year-old Charles II is rapturously welcomed back on the throne after years in exile. Needing funds he marries the wealthy Portuguese princess, Catherine of Braganza. But this is an unsuccessful match to his unattractive princess fails to provide him with an heir and the dowry never materializes. Although Charles always treats her with the utmost kindness, Catherine ha

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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Amereon Ltd (first published January 1st 1956)
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Mandy Moody
A Health Unto His Majesty is the story of Charles II, told mostly through his interactions with his wife, Catherine of Braganza, and his most famous mistress, Barbara Villiers.
It begins with Charles triumphant return to England and the throne. The beginning of this book was very promising and I thought I was going to like it a lot.
Barbara Villiers was portrayed as greedy, grasping and stupid - which made little sense to me. Every smart move that Barbara made was attributed to someone else's adv
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Sara W
Much better and more interesting than the first Charles II book by Plaidy. This one focuses on his mistress Barbara Palmer (Lady Castlemaine) and his wife Catherine of Braganza. The ending was rather abrupt however, so I'm waiting to see if the third book covers that part in greater detail. Charles II seems like a fascinating person, and I definitely want to read more about him.
Linda
I read this book when I was 13 about, 40 years ago. Sometimes the books you like as a youngster don't always hold up when you read them again, but this one did.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 12, 2015 10:04AM  
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Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs. George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death. She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books; the best-known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt (56 million) and Philippa Carr (3 million). ...more
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