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The Wild, The Beautiful & The Damned at Hampton Court Palace

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

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Review: The Mistresses of Charles II by Brian Masters

I found this book after doing a search on Amazon for Nell Gwynne, who as you all know is my favourite mistress of Charles II. And when I saw this gem for such a bargain I couldn’t resist, as not … Continue reading

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Inspirations from History: Nell Gwynne (Part 3 – Mistress to a King)

In my previous post on Nell, I spoke briefly about her career in the theatre and how she caught the eye of Charles II. Now I will concentrate on her years spent as Charles II’s mistress, her life at court … Continue reading

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Inspirations From History: Nell Qwynne (Part 2 – From Actress to Mistress)

In my previous post I talked about Nell Gwynne’s birth, the arguments over which town she was born in and her early career. In this post I will talk about how Nell became one of the most famous Comediennes of … Continue reading

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Inspirations from History: Nell Gwynne (Part 1 – Birth and Early Life)

Originally I intended to write one long post on Nell and why she is so amazing. However I realised after starting this that it would have to be split up into multiple parts. Her life is so interesting and so … Continue reading

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