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Thomas D’Urfey – earthy elitist for an extravagant era EDWARD DUTTON

Thomas D’Urfey – earthy elitist for an extravagant era EDWARD DUTTON rescues a larger-than-life character from undeserved obscurity In an extreme reaction against the Puritanism that preceded it, the English Restoration was characterized by all that the gentlemen of the … Continue reading

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Right royal retribution

Right royal retribution The King’s Revenge: Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, London: Abacus Books, 2013, 383pp, pb. EDWARD DUTTON finds he is hooked on an obscure but fascinating chapter in English … Continue reading

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