Charles Whitehurst Posted December 5, 2022 Share Posted December 5, 2022 Langdon found himself in a bind. Catriona's reaction had shaken him and he needed to do something about it. Unlike most peers at court, the Earl had no patron. The Duke of Ablemarle was his superior in rank but he did not seem especially wise in the ways of court. Colonel Trentmont was like a father to him, but he was a soldier rather than a courtier. The Duke of York might resent him over the Sedley affair, and there were no other dukes who were close to him. Perhaps it was an advantage to be free of obligations to any of the Privy Council, but there were times that a young man needed savvy advice. Thomas Herbert told him that the King offered to help him with his marriage. Might the King help him? There was a danger in asking royal advice because, if one did not take it, one would be in an even worse situation. Yet, Charles was a bit desperate. What if Cat went to see him before he had a chance to explain? What if Pembroke wrote him? His rank in the Guard gave him ready access to the King's apartments and he decided to use it, nodding to his troopers as he passed. Moving into the King's outer chambers, Langdon looked for the gentleman on duty and asked if he might have a few minutes to speak with the King. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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