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Picture taken by me, and it’s pretty good for a mobile phone pic don’t you think? Today, at quarter past eight in the morning, the other half and I toddled off to the train station and began to make our … Continue reading
Barbara Villiers by Sir Peter Lely It’s been a while since I posted about Barbara Villiers, mainly because writing about how her relationship with Charles affected Catherine of Braganza got me a little teared up. I can’t help it, this … Continue reading
Helen McCrory as Barbara Villiers in “Charles II: The Power & The Passion” In the last post, I wrote about Barbara’s early years at court, her rise to being known as “Lady Castlemaine”, the rocky relationship with her husband and … Continue reading
Charles II and Lady Castlemaine by William Powell Frith In the last post, I wrote about Barbara Villiers early life, the early scandals that attached themselves to her, her marriage to Roger Palmer and the beginnings of her career at … Continue reading