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" She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish but imperious, very uneasy to the king, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and her strange... "
An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of James I. and ... - Page 36
by William Harris - 1814
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An Abridgment of Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Times

Gilbert Burnet, Thomas Stackhouse - Great Britain - 1906 - 409 pages
...him, was advanced to be Duchess of Cleveland ' — a woman of great beauty, but enormously vicious and ravenous, foolish but imperious, very uneasy to...King, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, even while she pretended to be jealous of him. His passion for her, and her strange behaviour to him,...
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Woman Through the Ages, Volume 2

Emil Reich - Women - 1908
...Villiers, second Viscount Grandison. " She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy...men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him." So Burnet wrote of her, and all the chronicles of the period are unanimous concerning her beauty and...
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Catherine of Braganša, Infanta of Portugal, & Queen-consort of England

Lillias Campbell Davidson - 1908 - 517 pages
...King in an imperious bondage. Burnet calls her "a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous, foolish but imperious, very uneasy to...intrigues with other men, while yet she pretended that she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and her strange behaviour towards him did so disorder...
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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book One

Winston Churchill - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 1050 pages
...One of the race of Villiers, then married to Palmer, a Papist, soon after made Earl of Castlemaine, who afterwards being separated from him was advanced...always carrying on intrigues with other men, while yet pretending she was jealous or him. His passion for her and her strange behaviour towards him, did so...
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The Windsor Beauties: Ladies of the Court of Charles II

Lewis Melville - History - 2005 - 248 pages
...was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous, foolish but imperious, ever uneasy to the King, and always carrying on intrigues...for her, and her strange behaviour towards him, did SQ disorder him, that often he was not master of himself, nor capable of minding business, which, in...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1826
...from Jatiiei the Second to the Pope, to reconcile England to the See of Rome. sion for her, and lier strange behaviour towards him, did so disorder him,...master of himself, nor capable of minding business," iec. Hamilton's malicious wit has pourtrayed her in more lively but not more amiable colours. The occasion...
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