The Young and Lonely King

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House of Stratus, 2009 - Fiction - 264 pages
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The 'Young and Lonely King' charts the life of Prince Charles, Duke of Albany, an embattled boy who was baptised in anticipation of an early death. The result is a historical tale that is steeped in tragedy as Jane Lane brings to life a man masked in misery. From the death of his brother, Henry, which left him lonely, vulnerable and under the influence of Buckingham, to his disastrous marriage with Henrietta Maria, a spoilt, capricious woman, this is a very human tale about a very human king.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
14
Section 5
26
Section 6
29
Section 7
45
Section 8
53
Section 15
136
Section 16
143
Section 17
151
Section 18
155
Section 19
161
Section 20
164
Section 21
174
Section 22
206

Section 9
67
Section 10
76
Section 11
91
Section 12
101
Section 13
129
Section 14
131
Section 23
231
Section 24
242
Section 25
245
Section 26
256
Section 27
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About the author (2009)

Elaine K. Dakers was born in 1905 and her first novel was published when she was just seventeen. She adopted the pen-name of Jane Lane to reflect the historical nature of her books, Lane being the maiden name of her grandmother, a descendant of the Herefordshire branch of Lanes who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. A versatile and dynamic author, Jane Lane wrote over forty works of fiction, biography, history, and children’s books. She is perhaps best known for her books about the Stuart period and 18th century Scotland, written from a Catholic and Royalist perspective. 'A State of Mind’ is unique among her books, being set in a dystopian future. She died in 1978. 'Miss Lane towers head and shoulders above the rest’ - The New Statesman 'A writer who offers...faithfulness to historical fact and style’ - The Sunday Times 'One of the few contemporary writers who excel both as novelists and historians’ - The Tablet

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