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The countess and the king : a novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II

Author: Susan Holloway Scott
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Katherine Sedley is born to wealth and privilege in seventeenth-century London, and her unconventional upbringing includes a mad mother who believes that she's the queen and a father who is one of the most notorious libertines in Restoration England. Katherine quickly becomes a favorite at the palace for her sly wit and daring, and she soon attracts the attention of the married Duke of York, His Majesty's brother.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Catherine Sedley Dorchester, Countess of; James, King of England; Catherine Sedley Dorchester, Countess of; James, King of England
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Holloway Scott
ISBN: 1322762279 9781322762272 9781101443163 1101443162 9781101439166 1101439165
OCLC Number: 934776202
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Responsibility: Susan Holloway Scott.
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"Katherine Sedley is born to wealth and privilege in seventeenth-century London, and her unconventional upbringing includes a mad mother who believes that she's the queen and a father who is one of the most notorious libertines in Restoration England. Katherine quickly becomes a favorite at the palace for her sly wit and daring, and she soon attracts the attention of the married Duke of York, His Majesty's brother. She snubs respectable marriage to become the duke's mistress, but when her lover becomes King James II, she is suddenly cast into a tangle of political intrigue in which a wrong step can mean treason, exile, or death on the executioner's block. As the risks rise, Katherine is forced to make the most perilous of choices: to remain loyal to the king or to England"--Page 4 of cover.

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