New book on Nell Gwynne

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New book on Nell Gwynne

Unread postby Bix » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:28 pm

Just heard this morning on NPR that a descendant of Nell Gwynne has written a new biography of her. Sounds very interesting. He made the point that Charles II was so connected to his subjects because during his exile he had learned to live life as an ordinary man instead of as an isolated royal and thus came to know the both the trials and triumphs of the common man.

Here (I hope) is the link
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5063416
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:38 pm

I saw this the other day while looking for more books on her it looks good, may get it myself. I already have one book on her but its always interesting to have a different perspective.

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Unread postby lumineuse » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:56 pm

Sounds interesting, Bix - thanks!
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:18 pm

Thanks, Bix! :cool: We will all be scholars on the Restoration before long!
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Unread postby dharma_bum » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:35 am

Heard the story on my way to the office as well... Interesting... especially that Charles was essentially treated as an outcast in exile, was poor and had to rely on the kindness of strangers.
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Unread postby Raven » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:37 pm

NPR did a story on this book check it out here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5063416
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:11 am

Thanks Raven and bix for the info! This looks like another one to add to the list. :cool:
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