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[Minette, Royal Flush, The Story of Minette.

[Minette, Royal Flush, The Story of Minette.

[Minette] Irwin, Margaret. Royal Flush. The Story of Minette. Fifth Impression. London, Chatto & Windus, 1966. 20.5cm x 13.5cm. 370 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.

Historical Novel of the life of Henrietta Anne (Minette) daughter of Charles I of England/ Fleeing England with her governess at the age of three, she moved to the court of her first cousin Louis XIV of France, where she was known as Minette/ After she married Philippe of France, brother of King Louis XIV, known as Monsieur at court, she became known as Madame/ Very popular with the court in no small part due to her flirtatious nature, her marriage was marked by frequent tensions/ Henrietta was instrumental in negotiating the Secret Treaty of Dover prior to her unexpected death in June 1670/ Jacobite claims to the throne of Great Britain following the death of Henry Benedict Stuart descend from her through her daughter Anne Marie, Queen of Sardinia.
Includes illustration of Princess Henrietta Anne, Daughter of Charles I/ geneological trees: House of Stuart, Houses of France and Spain.
Author Margaret Flush married children’s author and illustrator John Robert Monsell in 1929/ Her novels were esteemed for the accuracy of their historical research, and she became a noted authority on the Elizabethan and early Stewart era/ One of her novels, “Young Bess” about the early years of Queen Elizabeth I, was made into a movie starring Jean Simmons.

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