Balthazar Gerbier, an artist and architect, connoisseur and curator, secret agent and diplomat, a friend of Rubens and counsellor to kings, his life offers a window into dazzling 17th century England and Europe. Gerbier assembled the famous art collection for the Duke of Buckingham at London's York House. Lita-Rose Betcherman has written the definitive and long-awaited biography of Gerbier.
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About the Author
Lita-Rose Betcherman is the acclaimed author of Court Lady and Country Wife which was published by HarperCollins in the US and Canada, and Wiley in the UK. She received her doctorate in Tudor and Stuart History from the University of Toronto. She has published extensively on matters of history in academic journals, and University of Toronto Press has published her notable work on Canadian social history and biography.