Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I (Paperback)Charles Spencer (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 257 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Accomplished and gruesome, this masterful account of the fate of the regicides breaks all barriers in weaving the lives - and the grim fates - of many into a seamless, pacy and riveting read, underpinned by the depth of scholarship for which Charles Spencer is renowned. An exceptional and highly original history book that sheds new light on one of England's bloodiest episodes * Alison Weir *
Imagine The Odessa File re-written by Christopher Hill, and you will have some idea of the pleasure to be had in reading Killers of the King. The virtues of a thriller and of scholarship are potently combined * Tom Holland *
Outstanding: a thrilling tale of retribution and bloody sacrifice, unflinching idealism and craven miscreancy. In fluent, measured, often witty prose, Killers of the King brilliantly evokes that febrile time when the hunters became the hunted and vengeance was avenged. Like all the best history books, it succeeds not only in telling a remarkable story, but also in illuminating the entire age * Jessie Childs *
Very good ... Dense and well-researched ... Some of the stories are extraordinary ... Spine-tingling detail * The Times *
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