A GAMBLING MAN: Charles II and The Restoration
|Дата на получаване||27.08.2013 г.|
|Издателство||Faber and Faber|
|ID на книга||56621733|
The Restoration decade was one of experiment: from the science of the Royal Society to the startling role of credit and risk, from the shocking license of the court to the failed attempts at toleration of different beliefs. Negotiating all these, Charles, the 'slippery sovereign', played odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theaters were restored, but the king was the supreme actor. Yet while his grandeur, his court and his colorful sex life were on display, his true intentions lay hidden. A Gambling Man is a portrait of Charles II, exploring his elusive nature through the lens of these ten vital years - and a portrait of a vibrant, violent, pulsing world, in which the risks the king took forged the fate of the nation, on the brink of the modern world.
- София / Orange / ул. Граф Игнатиев 18