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For God and the King by Marjorie Bowen

William & Mary Trilogy, Volume 3

Arthur Herbert looked keenly at him; the Prince had dropped his hat and mantle on to a chair, and his person was fully revealed in the steady red candle flow.
He was the head of the nation which was supreme in trade and maritime dominion, the foremost champion of the Reformed Religion, first Prince of the blood in England, the close ally and the councillor of the Empire, of Spain, and Northern states, Germany, and, as it was whispered, of the Pope, the leader of the English opposition, and husband to the heiress of that country, the rallying point for the discontents and indignations of all those whom the King of France had injured or the King of England put out of humour.