“Remarkably and immensely readable…A simply but compassionate observe of 2 complicated, muddled, fissured people stuck in probably the most tricky of crafts–kingship…It will have to now not be ignored by way of somebody within the Stuarts or within the personalities of Charles I and Charles II: certainly, any reader shall be a great deal inspired by way of it.”–J.H. Plumb, New York Assessment of Books. kings, father and son…and but, their personalities may just rarely have differed extra. Via resources as numerous as mask, statues, poems, medals, and latest written data, an image of those Stuart monarchs, their characters and their politics, emerges.