The fact that the English Civil War led to the execution of King Charles I in January 1649 is well known, as is the restoration of his eldest son as Charles II eleven years later. But what happened to the king's six surviving children is far less familiar.
Casting new light on the heirs of the doomed king and his unpopular but indefatigable Catholic queen, Henrietta Maria,...more
Linda Porter does an admirable job of bringing the six surviving children of Charles 1 and Henrietta Maria centre stage as the children of wealth and privilege are torn apart by the war and the ensuing politics of the courts of western Europe. Very easy to read and puts the war and Restoration in a wider context. I would recommend this book to anyone who is ...more
Linda Porter was born in Exeter, Devon in 1947. Her family have long-standing connections to the West Country, but moved to the London area when she was a small child. She was educated at Walthamstow Hall School in Sevenoaks and at the University of York, from which she has ...more