The King's Irishmen: The Irish in the Exiled Court of Charles II, 1649-1660

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King Charles I's execution in January 1649 marked a moment of deliverance for the victors in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but for thousands of Royalists it signaled the onset of more than a decade of penury and disillusionment in exile. Driven by an enduring allegiance to the Stuart dynasty, now personified in the young King Charles II, Royalists took up residence among the courts, armies, and cities of Continental Europe, clinging to hopes of restoration and the solace of their companions as the need to survive ...

The King's Irishmen: The Irish in the Exiled Court of Charles II, 1649-1660 2014, Boydell Press

ISBN-13: 9781843839255

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