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ISBN 0-9718286-4-4

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Charles II: The Last Rally
by Hilaire Belloc

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With an Introduction by Dr. John McCarthy
In The Last Rally, Belloc narrates with clarity and vigor a central episode in the decline of the English Monarchy. Restored to the throne following the interlude of Cromwell’s “Commonwealth,” Charles II devoted his life as King of England to maintaining the integrity of the throne against all the forces arrayed against it: the power of the great landowners who worked through the Parliament; the influence of the Lawyers’ Guild; and the irresistible mercantile and financial strength of the City of London. The story that Belloc brings to life is thus one of survival: the story of a ship of state brought “through peril and storm under a great captain.” It is also the story of manhood and determination in the face of overwhelming odds; as such it is a story that Hilaire Belloc was eminently qualified to write.

IHS Press is pleased to highlight the collaboration of Dr. John P. McCarthy, who kindly contributed an Introduction to this exciting edition of Belloc's Charles II.

Dr. McCarthy is Professor Emeritus of History at Fordham University, where he has taught since 1971, and Director of its Institute of Irish Studies. He is a Woodrow Wilson, a Richard Weaver, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. He wrote Hilaire Belloc: Edwardian Radical (1978) and Dissent from Irish America (1993), and has been a regular contributor to journals such as Modern Age, The Intercollegiate Review, Crisis, and the Chesterton Review.

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