Journal d'une courtisane
Aphra Behn (1640 –1689) was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration and was one of the first English professional female writers. She was also recruited as a political spy for Charles II. Andof whom Virginia Woolf wrote: "All women together, ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn... for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds"
Aphra Behn 1640-1689 Aphra Behn was the first professional woman writer in English. After John Dryden, she was the most prolific dramatist of the Restoration, but it is for her pioneering work in prose narrative that she achieved her place in literary history.
THE SEEDS OF CHARLES II AND NELL GWYNNE ~ The child of love, Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, has got love and recognition, became an outstanding courtier, married the only and beautiful daughter of the last Earl of Oxford, and got 12 children, became the Knight of the Garter, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Interesting, that he, his eldest son and his eldest grandson died around 55 as Charles II did. The seeds of Charles Beauclerk still live in The U.K. Nell blessed them!
Portrait of King Charles II. Painted 1650s. Studio of Adriaen Hanneman (c.1601-1671). Oil on canvas. This rare portrait of Charles II was painted during his exile in Europe following the Royalist defeat after the Civil War. Portraits were particularly important as a means of keeping Charles' cause alive, and the putative king sat to a number of artists