Let’s Hear it for the Stuarts!

Historian and writer Linda Porter reports on a lively session with Charles Spencer at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. It was my great pleasure recently to speak at the Cheltenham Literature Festival with Charles Spencer, on the topic of ‘Charles 1: a toxic legacy’.  Charles’s latest book, To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape’ is… Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Stuarts!

Mistresses of King Charles II: Lucy Walter

Charles Stuart loved women…even before he became King of England. We’re going to take a look at the women who Charles bedded, had children with but didn’t wed during his lifetime (that I’m aware of). This week we’re learning about Lucy Walter. Please keep in mind, it was rumored that they wed but there is no… Continue reading Mistresses of King Charles II: Lucy Walter