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Excerpt from The Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts, Vol. 3 of 3: Including the Protectorate Catherine, Queen of Charles II.The Queen's uncomfortable Situation at the Court of Charles - Her Lineage - Arrives - at Portsmouth - Charles's Description of her to Lord Clarendon - Her Marriage with the King - Descriptions of her Person - Her Extraordinary Retinue - List of her Household in 1669 - Anecdotes - Lady Castlemaine attempted to be forced upon her as a Lady of the Bedchamber - Indignation of Catherine - Unfeeling Conduct of Charles and Lord Clarendon - The Queen consents to the Appointment of her Rival - Alteration in her Conduct - Encourages Gaiety and Frolic - Fashionable Freaks of the Period - The Queen's Unhappiness - Evidences of her being capable of bearing Children - Her dangerous Illness, and Affliction of Charles - Accused by Titus Oates - Her Grief at the Death of Charles - Description of her later in Life - Her Death... Prince Rupert.Military capacity of Prince Rupert - His early Attachment to England - His Services in the German Wars - Taken Prisoner by General Hatzfield - Proposed Marriage with Mademoiselle de Rohan - Her generous Conduct towards him - Military Exertions of Prince Rupert in favour of Charles I. - The Prince's uncalled-for Surrender of Bristol - His Quarrel with the Earl of Southampton -Distinguishes himself in Naval Warfare - Turns Philosopher - His Skill at Tennis and in Pistol-shooting - Imitates the Fashionable at the Restoration - His Mistress - His natural Children - Notice of his gallant Son, Dudley Rupert - Death and Burial of the Prince. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.