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Counterpoint: Barbara, Lady Villiers

(The Lydiard Chronicles #2)

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Barbara Villiers Palmer is one of the most famous courtesans in history. Mistress to Charles II and mother of five of his children, Lady Castlemaine's notoriety is legendary. This is the story of her namesake and grandmother, Barbara St.John Villiers. The apple did not fall far from the tree.

Barbara St.John Villiers has always despised her sister Lucy, and when
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Kindle Edition, 26 pages
Published July 30th 2018 by Falcon Historical

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Helen Hollick
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A short novella
"As always, Ms St. John delivers an exquisite little peephole into the 17th century world, complete with a brief but titillating portrait of George Villiers, the elegant and oh, so handsome Duke of Buckingham. "

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Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you've read Elizabeth St. John's Lady of the Tower or By Love Divided, you'll recognize Barbara as the villain you just love to hate. She's deliciously manipulative and maddening for the mischief and grief she causes her sister Lucy. In this short story, we get to see the other side of Barbara--still manipulative and a political player, but after the mask comes off, someone who is worthy of our empathy. Elegantly written and an insightful study of a complicated character.
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Elizabeth St.John was brought up in England and lives in California. She has tracked down family papers and sites from Nottingham Castle, Lydiard Park, and the British Library to Castle Fonmon and The Tower of London. Although the family sold a few castles and country homes along the way (it's hard to keep a good castle going these days), Elizabeth's family still occupy them - in the form of portr ...more

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The Lydiard Chronicles (2 books)
  • The Lady of the Tower (The Lydiard Chronicles #1)