Blazing Star : The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Paperback

Blazing Star : The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Paperback

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He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'. He went to Oxford University at the age of 12 He slept with his first prostitute at 13 He was an alcoholic by 14 He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18 He was acclaimed a war hero at 19 He died of syphilis at the age of 33 He was English history's first celebrity.

He was John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester: Poet, dandy and libertine.

BLAZING STAR is a compelling portrait of a remarkable and complex man, and of a cultural golden age that often spilled over into depravity.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 408 pages, 8pp colour illus
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781781859247

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