'Brilliant.' --Gillian Tindall
'A visual feel for the age and a rare gift for conveying it.' --Blair Worden, Spectator
'A moving love story between a commoner and a royal, as well as a breath-takingly fresh window into the courts of Charles I and Charles II, and the foundation of London's West End.' --Fiona Mountain
About the Author
Anthony Adolph wrote the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry of Henry Jermyn and has studied him, and pieced together his life from primary sources, over the past 20 years. A genealogist educated at Durham University, he has written several books on genealogy and presented programs for the BBC and Channel 4. He is a distant relative of Oliver Cromwell and lives in Canterbury.