Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Bloomsbury presents Killers of the King by Charles Spencer, read by Richard Trinder.

January, 1649. After seven years of fighting in the bloodiest war in Britain’s history, Parliament faced a problem: what to do with a defeated king, a king who refused to surrender?

Parliamentarians resolved to do the unthinkable, to disregard the Divine Right of Kings and hold Charles I to account for the appalling suffering and slaughter endured by his people. On an icy winter’s day on a scaffold outside Whitehall, the king of England was executed.

When the dead king’s son, Charles II, was restored to the throne, he set about enacting a deadly wave of retribution against all those - the lawyers, the judges, the officers on the scaffold - responsible for his father’s death.

Best-selling historian Charles Spencer explores this violent clash of ideals through the individuals whose fates were determined by that one, momentous decision. A powerful tale of revenge from the dark heart of royal history and a fascinating insight into the dangers of political and religious allegiance in Stuart England, these are the shocking stories of the men who dared to kill a king.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
RT
Richard Trinder
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:01
hr min
RELEASED
2021
11 November
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
620.2
MB