Monthly Archives: April 2014

Restoration Bad Boy

Restoration Bad Boy

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was the celebrity bad boy of his time. He was remarkably handsome and he died young. He drank to excess, boasting at one point that he was never once sober during a period of ten years. He was frequently involved in public brawls. He had countless affairs with famous women. He was a master of disguise and play acting. Above all he thumbed his nose at all authority including the King. He even did time in the Tower for some of his more outrageous antics. But none of this would have accounted for much…