George Goring (1608–1657): Caroline Courtier and Royalist by Florene S, Dr Memegalos

By Florene S, Dr Memegalos

George Goring used to be in lots of methods the archetypal cavalier, usually portrayed as owning all of the worst features linked to the fans of King Charles I. He drank copiously, dressed and entertained lavishly, gambled excessively, deserted his spouse usually, and was once quickly to hotel to swordplay whilst he felt his honour used to be at stake. but, he used to be additionally an energetic Member of Parliament and a revered soldier, who learnt his alternate at the Continent in the course of the Dutch Wars, and positioned his services to stable use in aid of the royalist reason throughout the English Civil War.

In this, the 1st glossy biography of Goring, the most occasions of his existence are interwoven with the broader heritage of his age. starting along with his relations historical past in Sussex, it charts his successes at courtroom and exploits within the provider of the Dutch, culminating in his reviews on the siege of Breda in 1637, and his position within the Bishops' Wars. although, it truly is his key function as a royalist basic in the course of the Civil conflict that's the significant concentration of this e-book, which concludes with Goring's years of exile throughout the Republic.

This interesting and illuminating account of Goring's lifestyles, personality and activities, presents not just a clean exam of this contentious determine, but in addition finds a lot approximately English society and tradition within the first half the 17th century.

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