Mistress Nell; or, Restoration divertimento being a story based on the life and adventures of one Eleanor Gwyn, server of strong waters, orange girl, actress, lady of pleasure and royal mistress. by F. W. Kenyon

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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts in New York .

Written in English

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  • Gwyn, Nell, -- 1650-1687 -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

London ed. (Hutchinson) has title: Mrs. Nelly.

Book details

GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.K425 Mi2
The Physical Object
Pagination311 p.
Number of Pages311
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22914122M
LC Control Number61013879

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But just who was the /5. Mistress Nell Gwyn Paperback – Ap She was the most famous woman of the Restoration. But just who was the ‘pretty, witty Nell’ described so highly by Pepys. In a glorious blend of history and tradition, Marjorie Bowen brings to life the witty, generous, and at times reckless heroine to life.

/5(2). The other reviews of Nell Gwyn at this site seem to come from people steeped in Restoration history. But you don't have to be an historian to enjoy this book. The author, Charles Beauclerk, is the direct descendant King Charles II and his mistress, Nell Gwyn.

He writes in clear, easy to read sentences. Nonetheless, he is impressively erudite.5/5(5). A Backstairs History of Restoration England and Mistress Nell; NELL GWYN, ROYAL MISTRESS. By John Harold Wilson. New York: Pellegrini and Cudahy. Writer: Steve Trafford Director: Damian Cruden Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Nell Gwyn is arguably British history’s most famous mistress, and probably the most famous woman of the 17th-century.

Pickford plays Nell Gwyn, the Restoration-era actress famed as the mistress of (well, as the most famous mistress of) King Charles II (Owen Moore). A figure known for her comic talents, beauty and wit, Gwyn was apparently deft at outmaneuvering would-be competitors for Charles’ eye, and so is remembered as something of a trickster figure, too.

Nell Gwyn was an X-Rated Cinderella. Born in abject poverty, she became a professional actress, the beloved mistress of King Charles II, and died as an icon of the r, all Nell’s legendary insults and remarkable beauty couldn’t save her from drama, scandal, and sorrow.

Eleanor Gwyn (2 February – 14 November ; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne) was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Praised by Samuel Pepys for her comic performances as one of the first actresses on the English stage, she became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and "pretty, witty Nell" by Pepys, she has been.

Claire Louise Amias’s Oranges & Ink charts the friendship between two Restoration heroines: Nell Gwyn, famous mistress to Charles II, and Astrea herself, Aphra Behn. Nell (Sarah Lawrie) and Aphra (Amias) are two halves of an iconic friendship, united by both the theatre and society’s ridicule.

Charles II's mistress Nell Gwyn led a life of extravagance For an orange-seller from humble roots, Nell Gwyn certainly developed a taste for extravagance.

Eleanor Gwyn (2 February – 14 November ; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne) was a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Praised by Samuel Pepys for her comic performances as one of the first actresses on the English stage, she became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and "pretty, witty Nell" by Pepys, Restoration divertimento book has been.

Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn (or Gwynn or Gwynne) (2 February – 14 November ) was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England.

Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella.

Introduction “Royal mistress Nell Gwyn's expenses would shame our MPs but she was worth every penny,” Daily Mail journalist Andrew Roberts proclaimed inon the occasion of Sotheby’s auction of Gwyn’s shopping bills from Today, King Charles II’s legendary actress-mistress is revered as “one of the most attractive characters in British history,” credited with “lifting.

Feb 3, - Charles II mistress. See more ideas about Royal mistress, Charles ii of england, Mistress pins. charles 2 mistress Nell Gwynne famous actress. Nell Gwynne. famous actress charles 2 mistress More similar to Restoration plays than sentimental comedies but with greater focus on morality.

Songs inserted into book without much connection. Plots tend to be light, romantic comedy. Nell Gwyn, Restoration actress, lover of the Earl of Rochester, long-time mistress of King Charles II of England, Depicted in loose chemise with her hand on the head of a lamb.

Steel engraving by Thomas Wright after a portrait by Sir Peter Lely from Mrs Anna Jameson’s Memoirs of the Beauties of the Court of King Charles the Second.

Nell Gwyn is a risque Cinderella story. As the most famous mistress of Charles II, she was born to abject poverty, yet somehow died in wealth and popularity as the icon of the English Restoration. These days, Gwyn is also remembered for her legendary insults, and. A feminine inquiry into literature, featuring book reviews, interviews, and reading list recommendations.

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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Mistress Nell A Merry Tale of a Merry Time Author: George C. Hazelton, Jr. Release Date: Febru [EBook #] [This file last updated: Febru ] Language: English.

‘Fame never yet spoke well of woman’ were the rueful words put into the mouth of the king’s mistress, Nell Gwyn, by a seventeenth-century hack. I think it’s time to redress the balance. My new BBC4 series ‘Harlots, Housewives and Heroines’ is about the women of the Restoration period.

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One of the funniest aspects of Mrs. Malaprop's character is that she often uses an incorrect word to express herself. The popularity of the play and of the character led to the creation of the literary term malapropism, meaning the practice (whether by intent or by accident) of using an incorrect word that sounds similar to the appropriate word.

Mrs. Malaprop's name comes from the French term. Nell Gwyn: royal mistress by John Harold Wilson (Book) Nell Gwyn: mistress to a king by Charles Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella.

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Because Nell had her horoscope cast, it is believed she was born on February 2, at AM, probably in Oxford. She was the younger daughter of Helena Smith. Her father is unknown but this is evidence to suggest it was a possibly Royalist army Captain named Thomas Gwyn.

We don’t know if. The part of Florimel, a gay and witty maid of honour, was played to perfection by the king’s latest mistress, Nell Gwynn. In Florimel’s rattling exchanges with Celadon, the Restoration aptitude for witty repartee reached a new level of accomplishment.

In Dryden also reworked for the stage Molière’s comedy L’Étourdi. The Restoration singer-actresses Nell Gwyn and Mary “Moll” Davis had remarkably successful careers on the public stage and were also vehemently vilified for their romantic relationships with Charles II.

While most singer-actresses of the period were criticized for perceived immorality, Gwyn and Davis stand out due to the ways in which their. The part of Florimel, a gay and witty maid of honour, was played to perfection by the king’s latest mistress, Nell Gwynn.

In Florimel’s rattling exchanges with Celadon, the Restoration aptitude for witty repartee reached a new level of accomplishment. Charles Beauclerk has the blood of Nell and Charles in his veins, and, through his easy, erudite pen, Restoration England comes alive.

A book to be savored, slowly." - GILLIAN GILL, AUTHOR OF NIGHTINGALES: THE EXTRAORDINARY UPBRINGING AND CURIOUS LIFE OF MISS FLORENCE NIGHTINGALEReviews: Ellen GwynEleanor "Nell" Gwyn (2 February – 14 November ; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne) was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland.

Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with. Thaler’s costume crew of 40 turned the actors out in sumptuous Restoration finery, down to the details of red-heeled men’s shoes.

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Like Cleopatra or Helen of Troy, Nell Gwyn belongs as much to folklore as to history. The facts about her life and character have been overlaid by fable and anecdote. Many people remember her as the mistress of a king, but like Huck Finn they are not sure which king.

"My, you ought to seen old Henry the Eighth when he was in bloom," said Huck. WHEN you think of Nell Gwyn the words “king’s mistress” may pop into your head.

But a Holloway Road actress is reimagining the 17th-century courtesan as a “loving mother” in a new play, Oranges & Ink, performed at Hen and Chickens Theatre, at Highbury Corner, from Tuesday.

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By Eleanor Harding for the Daily Mail Updated: EST, Set in the period of the Stuart Restoration when kings are in and out of exile and a brash cockney mistress masquerades as the queen, though Nell Gwynn's influence is doubtless exaggerated, the mise en scene is a society where all are play-acting in wigs and make-up.

For instance, Hagar was a Biblical mistress. From there, the book takes a look at the Eastern Orient and then to Persian Harems. Mistress in Literature.

European royal mistresses cannot be separated from the long-standing tradition of aristocracy, especially in England. A rather curious description is that of a Jewish mistress when Germany was.Based on the life of Nell Gwynn, who rose from the streets to become one of London's most beloved actresses and the life-long mistress of the King, the book opens onwhen the exiled King Charles II rides into London on his thirtieth birthday to reclaim .King's privilege: Lucy Speed as Nell Gwyn in the film England My England.

Nell travelled everywhere by sedan chair, ordered a silver bed that cost £1, (or over £, at today's values.

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