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In 1650, dispossessed of Crown and kingdom, crushed and routed at the grim Battle of Worcester, the young Charles II is forced to flee for his life. Out of the heat of battle, the outlaw King and his tiny party must journey across Cromwell's England to a Channel port and a ship bound for France. For six weeks, Charles' life was in danger as he hid in the English countryside, disguised as a servant, unable to find a way across heavily guarded borders. His loyal courtiers were appalled by the ease and glee with which he adopted his new humble identity, insisting on chatting and even drinking with ostlers and houseboys. Two young women were instrumental in his eventual escape and one of them became a lifelong friend of the exiled king.

Miss Juliana Coningsby was the most well brought-up of young ladies--a beautiful innocent sheltered from the wiles of men and the ways of the world. But a stranger had invaded the aristocratic household where Juliana was a guest--and he had turned her tranquil life upside-down. This man was Charles, the rightful king of England, hunted by vengeful enemies, protected by loyal followers, and desperately needing a disguise to make good his escape. But the King, with his love for adventure, his irrepressible humour and his unmistakable looks, is no easy man to hide. What better disguise than to play the part of a bridegroom on his wedding journey? But for that Charles needed a bride--a role only Juliana could fill... if she dared risk capture by men who knew no mercy. And then there was the even more pressing peril of being alone with this man who knew all too well how to capture a woman's heart...

19 editions First published in 1938

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Royal Escape
June 1, 2008, Sourcebooks Landmark
Paperback in English
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Royal Escape
2008, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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Royal Escape
February 2007, Ulverscroft Large Print
Hardcover in English
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Royal Escape
November 22, 2005, Arrow
in English
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Royal Escape
November 22, 2005, Arrow
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Royal Escape
November 2001, Chivers Audio Books
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Royal Escape
October 2001, Chivers Audio Books
Audio cassette in English
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Royal Escape
August 1998, Yestermorrow Inc
Library binding in English
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Royal escape
1993, Mandarin
in English
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Royal Escape
January 2, 1985, Signet
in English
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Royal escape
1983, Pan Books in association with William Heinemann
in English
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1970, Bantam
Paperback
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Royal escape.
1967, Dutton
in English
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Royal escape.
1966, Dutton
in English
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Royal escape.
1965, Pan
in English
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Royal Escape
December 1952, William Heinemann Ltd
Hardcover - Uniform Ed edition
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1938, W. Heinemann
in English
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Royal escape.
1938, Heinemann
in English
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Royal Escape
Publish date unknown, Heinemann
in English

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