The King’s Bed

Event Details

Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect on gaining and keeping the company of women, from the lowest sections of society such as the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocratic Louise de Kerouaille. Some of Charles’ women played their part in the affairs of state, colouring the way the nation was run. Don Jordan will take us inside Charles’ palace, where we will meet court favourites, amusing confidants, advisors jockeying for political power, mistresses past and present as well as key figures in his inner circle such as his ‘pimpmasters’ and his personal pox doctor.

The astonishing private life of Charles II reveals much about the man he was and why he lived and ruled as he did. The King’s Bed tells the compelling story of a king ruled by his passion.

The talk will be followed by a three-course dinner with wine and will cost £67/person.

(Please note that, due to popular demand, this is a repeat of the very successful evening held on 18 November 2021.)

For more details please see the flyer here.

To book a seat please contact the organiser, Dr Eithne MacMahon, email: