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Blazing Star

The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

Blazing Star by Alexander Larman
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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.

Head of Zeus; July 2014
408 pages; ISBN 9781781852644
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Title: Blazing Star
Author: Alexander Larman