A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man

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The Restoration was a decade of experimentation: from the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences to the startling role of credit and risk; from the shocking licentiousness of the court to failed attempts at religious tolerance. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the “slippery sovereign,” laid odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theaters may have been restored, but the king himself was the supreme actor.… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 23, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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