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Constant Delights: Rakes, Rogues and Scandal in Restoration England by Graham Hopkins
London: Robson Books, 2002
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: Constant Delights looks from a rather jaunty angle at one of the most remarkable and fashionable periods in English history. Peopled with names such as Milton, Pepys, Dryden, Halley, Purcell, Bunyan, Wren, Lely and Kneller, the reign of Charles II (1660-85) was a time of innovation, creativity and beauty. It also had more than its fair share of debauchery gambling, drinking, sex and violence, to be precise.
Constant Delights reports in a lively and readable way on the outrageous characters whose deeds filled newsletters and satires, and who fuelled dinner table and satire talk. Soundly researched, it exposes the fops, the rakes, the rogues, the whores, the slatterns, the bitches. And thats just the men.
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