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 the children she bore the King. Today’s post will concentrate in her years at court …

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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 court. After she caught the eye of the King, she became a regular sight around …

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