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Prince Rupert : the last cavalier

Author: Charles Spencer Spencer, Earl
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this thoroughly researched account, Prince Rupert is revealed as more than just a great general and dashing cavalier. He was a scientist and classical scholar, a true renaissance prince. From his dramatic childhood escape through the snows of Bohemia to his later life as a respected older statesman, this is the first comprehensive biography of the greatest cavalier of them all."--Amazon.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Rupert, Prince Count Palatine; Rupert, Prince Count Palatine; Prinz) Ruprecht (Pfalz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Spencer Spencer, Earl
ISBN: 9780297846109 0297846108
OCLC Number: 123374434
Description: xvii, 430 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Baptism of fire --
Childhood --
Boy soldier --
Prisoner of war --
To his uncle's aid --
Edgehill --
The curse of Parliament --
Faction fighting --
Rushing to defeat --
Commander of the King's forces --
No hope of better things --
A matter of honour --
French general --
General at sea --
Pirate prince --
Suffering for the cause --
Maurice --
Wilderness years --
Restoration --
Man of war --
Joint command --
Sad and troublesome times --
The happiest old cur in the nation --
Windsor Castle --
Hudson's Bay --
The wrong enemy --
Death of a cavalier.
Responsibility: Charles Spencer.

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