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The Resource Henrietta Maria : Charles I's indomitable queen, Alison Plowden

Henrietta Maria : Charles I's indomitable queen, Alison Plowden

Label
Henrietta Maria : Charles I's indomitable queen
Title
Henrietta Maria
Title remainder
Charles I's indomitable queen
Statement of responsibility
Alison Plowden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the fifteen-year-old French princess Henriette Marie de Bourbon landed at Dover in June 1625 to join her new husband Charles I, no one had thought it necessary to teach her even a few words of English. Medieval Dover Castle was unwelcoming and she was very disappointed with her bridegroom, finding his appearance unimpressive, his manner awkward and stiff. It was not a good start and trouble came with the overbearing French retinue and plethora of Catholic priests surrounding her. Henrietta refused to be crowned with the king and marital discord reached a climax when, despite her hysterical protests, Charles sent the detested 'Monsieurs' back to France." "Matters improved dramatically after the assassination of the Duke of Buckingham, the king's all-powerful favourite. Charles immediately transferred his emotional dependence to his wife, and one of the great love stories of English history began to unfold." "This biography of Henrietta is the first full study for over twenty years. It tells the story of this devoted, passionate and courageous woman, frequently seen as the king's evil genius, but whose fiercely protective love for her husband and single-minded commitment to his cause are beyond question. The author also describes the life of the Caroline Court, then said to be 'the most sumptuous and happy in the world', and vividly recreates the personalities of that world: the magnificent Duke of Buckingham; Inigo Jones, the brilliant designer of the famous court masques, the Earl of Strafford, the king's abrasive but most loyal servant, and his nemesis, John Pym."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plowden, Alison
Dewey number
941.062092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA396.A5
LC item number
P56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henrietta Maria
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
Label
Henrietta Maria : Charles I's indomitable queen, Alison Plowden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45648186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780750918824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Henrietta Maria : Charles I's indomitable queen, Alison Plowden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45648186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780750918824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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