Pretty Witty Nell

One of my muses is Nell Gwynne, actress in the Restoration period and mistress to King Charles II of England. As you can see, many people share my fascination! My historical romance PLAYING THE DUKE'S MISTRESS published by Harlequin, is dedicated to Nell. If she ever learned to write, she'd have penned a witty play. http://elizaredgold.com/romances/
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Charles II's lover Nell Gwyn as captured by an anonymous 17th-century hand... Symbolic that she handles sausage?

Graphic portrait of Charles II's mistress comes to light

King Charles died on 6 February James II, obeying his brother's deathbed wish, "Let not poor Nelly starve,"

Nell Gwynne 1650-1687

Nell Gwynne Nell Gwynne, : her life's story from St. James's : with some account of Whitehall and Windsor in the re.

The Loves of Charles II: The Stuart Saga - Jean Plaidy. At over 700 pages, this book took a month to get through. It was pretty good.

The Loves of Charles II: The Stuart Saga - Jean Plaidy. At over 700 pages, this book took a month to get through.

The Perfect Royal Mistress by Diane Haeger.  A 4* read.

The Perfect Royal Mistress by Diane Haeger. another good Stuart Novel

The actress Nell Gwyn, from a 1600s playing card.

The actress and royal mistress Nell Gwyn, from a playing card.

Sir Peter Lely Painting Title:	Nell Gwynne 1650-87 2

Nell Gwynne 2 reproduction by Sir Peter Lely

Venus    Now listed at Grade II, this 1953 fountain was sculpted by Gilbert Ledward for the Leighton Fund. The basin shows King Charles II and mistress Nell Gwynn by the Thames. An inscription reads,’Sweet Thames run softly, till I end my song’, from ‘Prothalamion’ by Edmund Spenser (1552-1599).    Sloane Square SW1  Tube: Sloane Square

Venus Now listed at Grade II, this 1953 fountain was sculpted by Gilbert Ledward for the Leighton Fund. The basin shows King Charles II and mistress Nell Gwynn by the Thames. An inscription reads,’Sweet Thames run softly, till I end my song’, from ‘Prothalamion’ by Edmund Spenser (1552-1599). Sloane Square SW1 Tube: Sloane Square

After the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, Protestants worried that King Charles II might favour religious freedom for Roman Catholics, and many suspected that the king was unduly…  read more at Kobo.

After the restoration of the English monarchy in Protestants worried that King Charles II might favour religious freedom for Roman Catholics, and many suspected that the king was unduly… read more at Kobo.

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