Henrietta Maria

Henrietta Maria

by Dominic Pearce

Paperback(Reprint)

$16.16 $17.95 Save 10% Current price is $16.16, Original price is $17.95. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Want it by Tuesday, November 20 Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445677262
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dominic Pearce studied Classics at New College, Oxford, before pursuing a career in financial analysis, which took him to Japan, Spain and Austria – countries where the modern world succeeds a rich historic tradition. Since then he has undertaken historical and cultural research on the seventeenth century in particular, and also on the practice of art. He has published a study of drawing in collaboration with Francis Hoyland called Greek Light. Henrietta Maria is his first biography. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Note on Dates and Names 7

Genealogical Tables 9

Part 1 Bourbons and Stuarts 11

1 A Legacy 12

2 Just Another Girl 14

3 A Delayed Coronation 19

4 The Hand of God 24

5 The Loss of Elizabeth de Bourbon 31

6 Bridge of Sighs 36

7 The King of Scotland 42

8 The Feminine Touch 49

9 The Wedding 57

Part 2 The English Match 63

10 Queen Mary 64

11 Pious Hopes 70

12 Frisking and Dancing 79

13 Departure of the French 84

14 The Duke's Destiny 96

Part 3 Years of Peace 101

16 Heirs to the Throne 102

17 The Excitement of Marie de Médicis 110

18 A Perfect World 116

19 Holyroodhouse 125

20 The Sound of Silence 129

21 Gold Damask and the Blood of Martyrs 136

22 Queen Mother Weather 144

Part 4 The Prayer Book 153

23 Romisch Superstition 154

24 Salmaada Spolia 160

25 God Confound the Queen 165

26 The House of Orange 173

27 Henrietta Maria in the Limelight 181

28 That Fathomless Abyss 186

Part 5 Civil Wars 195

29 Pouring Rain 196

30 The Walls and Sinews of the Parliament 204

31 Getting Help 213

32 The Impeachment of Henrietta Maria 223

33 Unrepentant 232

34 Man of Blood 238

35 30 January 1649 245

36 A Reluctant Messenger 251

Part 6 Resolution 255

37 The Royal Oak 256

38 The Consolations of Religion 267

39 Mary's Visit 273

40 Restoration and Loss 279

41 Henrietta Maria's Identity 288

42 The Betrayed Queen 299

Descendants of Henrietta Maria 305

Notes 307

Bibliography 336

Acknowledgements 344

List of Illustrations 346

Index 349

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews