The Wandering Prince Author:Jean Plaidy He was born Charles Stuart, and deprived of his heritage, he was forced to spend the early years of his manhood wandering Europe. — He became Charles II, King of England, the most fascinating rake in British history. — It is the story of Charles' early years that is told here through the eyes of two women--one, Lucy Water, who became his mistress ... more »and mother of his natural son; the other, Charles' younger sister, Minette. Around these three fascinating characters Jean Plaidy has woven an extraordinary tapestry filled with the stories of Charles' exciting escapades, of his love for Lucy Water, and of Minette's love for Louis XVI of France, le Roi Soleil, who was not himself above setting a woman he loved to spying on her royal brother who was also his British adversary.
All the characters famous in history here come to life in dazzling color: young Louis XIV; Henrietta, fascinating and tragic; eager Lucy Water; and, above all, the Wandering Prince himself, careless, witty, tolerant, but always the statesman and the monarch taking second place to the lover.
Jean Plaidy has written an enthralling story of romance, escape, and the youth of a king for whom love always came first.« less