While the archetypal cavalier prince rupert of the rhine and other royalist stalwarts such as henry jermyn and endymion porter appear the english civil war occupies a relatively minor part of the book. John stubbss reprobates charts the rise and fall of the cavaliers before during and after the english civil war from disastrous foreign forays to syphilitic poets from political intriguing to ambitious young playwrights keen to curry favour with the king john stubbs brings alive the vibrant . Reprobates the cavaliers of the english civil war reprobates the cavaliers of the english civil war it is not entirely clear how his account of these two men helps to advance our understanding of the cavaliers if stubbss book has a central figure it is the poet sir john suckling the greatest gallant of the prewar . Reprobates the cavaliers of the english civil war by john stubbs review john stubbss study of the english civil war has enough colourful characters to inspire a new series of blackadder . Reprobates the cavaliers of the english civil war by john stubbs review john stubbss reprobates suggests that there was rather more to the cavaliers than hedonism dandyism and royalism says
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