THE FLIGHT AND ADVENTURES OF CHARLES II by Charles Norman

THE FLIGHT AND ADVENTURES OF CHARLES II

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Charles II, the third of the Stuarts, upheld his predecessors' unflagging conviction in the divine right of kings. Reigning indolently over a country which yearned to serve their king, that king were to be devoted to his tasks, but who had already been whipped up into rebellion by the forceful reign of Cromwell, Charles II did little more to improve the status of the Stuarts than did his unfortunate father whose autocratic misunderstanding of his subjects cost him his head. Factually accurate but rather perfunctory in style, this portrayal is so lacking in dramatic technique as to seem a competent and lucid text rather than a full fledged biographical work.

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 1958
Publisher: Random House-World Landmark