Talk: Charles II, Scotland and Newmarket
Clare Jackson, author of the Penguin Monarchs biography of Charles II, chronicles the Merrie Monarch’s rollercoaster of a life – from his flight from parliamentarian forces to his triumphant Restoration. She also considers the difficulties she encountered writing a new life of this colourful king.
Clare Jackson is Senior Tutor of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. The author of Charles II: The Star King (2016), Clare also presented the BBC2 series The Stuarts, and its sequel, The Stuarts in Exile, now available as a five-film box-set.