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Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier

Charles Spencer

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ISBN : 9780753824016
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464 pages
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Prince Rupert is best known as the poster boy of the Royalist cause. He was the dynamic leader of Charles Is Cavaliers – the fearless champion of the King.In this new exploration Charles Spencer follows the prince from his exile and three years aMorePrince Rupert is best known as the poster boy of the Royalist cause. He was the dynamic leader of Charles Is Cavaliers – the fearless champion of the King.In this new exploration Charles Spencer follows the prince from his exile and three years a prisoner of war, to his exhilarating years in the Civil War.After Royalist defeat Rupert served Louis XIV, before leading Charless navy against Cromwells, in the Caribbean and Africa. Repeatedly wounded, he survived some of the more gruesome medical procedures of the time.Artist, scientist, adventurer, lover, inventor and admiral, Ruperts life was on of extraordinary range and depth (he was, in Samuel Pepyss view, the best tennis player in England). Charles Spencer paints a compelling portrait of an intriguing individual and a helter-skelter existence, giving a fresh face to the archetypal cavalier.