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White king

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Chatto & Windus 2018. Hardback. Signed by Author on title page. Brown boards. pp 391. In As New condition. Winner of the HWA Crown for Best Work of Historical Non-Fiction 2018 Times Book of the Year 2018. Less than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself. The bloody, devastating civil wars set family against family, friend against friend. At the head of this disintegrating kingdom was Charles I. His rule would change the face of the monarchy forever. Charles I's reign is one of the most dramatic in history, yet Charles the man remains elusive. Too often he is recalled as weak and stupid, his wife, Henrietta Maria, as spoilt and silly: the cause of his ruin. In this portrait -- informed by newly disclosed manuscripts, including letters between the king and his queen -- Leanda de Lisle uncovers a Charles I who was principled and brave, but also fatally blinkered. He is revealed as a complex man who pays the price for bringing radical change; Henrietta Maria as a warrior queen and political player as impressive as any Tudor. Here too are the cousins who befriended and betrayed them: the peacocking Henry Holland, whose brother engineered the king's fall; and the magnetic last Boleyn girl', Lucy Carlisle. This is a tragic story for our times, of populist politicians and religious war, of a new media and the reshaping of nations, in which women vied with men for power. For Charles it ended on the scaffold. Condemned as a traitor and murderer, he was also heralded as a martyr: his reign destined to sow the seeds of democracy across Britain and the New World.

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Author(s):
Leanda de Lisle
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
160 mm x 240 mm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0701185864
ISBN-13:
9780701185862
Number of pages:
391
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
White King

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Chatto & Windus 2018. Hardback. Signed by Author on title page. Brown boards. pp 391. In As New condition. Winner of the HWA Crown for Best Work of Historical Non-Fiction 2018 Times Book of the Year 2018. Less than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself. The bloody, devastating civil wars set family against family, friend against friend. At the head of this disintegrating kingdom was Charles I. His rule would change the face of the monarchy forever. Charles I's reign is one of the most dramatic in history, yet Charles the man remains elusive. Too often he is recalled as weak and stupid, his wife, Henrietta Maria, as spoilt and silly: the cause of his ruin. In this portrait -- informed by newly disclosed manuscripts, including letters between the king and his queen -- Leanda de Lisle uncovers a Charles I who was principled and brave, but also fatally blinkered. He is revealed as a complex man who pays the price for bringing radical change; Henrietta Maria as a warrior queen and political player as impressive as any Tudor. Here too are the cousins who befriended and betrayed them: the peacocking Henry Holland, whose brother engineered the king's fall; and the magnetic last Boleyn girl', Lucy Carlisle. This is a tragic story for our times, of populist politicians and religious war, of a new media and the reshaping of nations, in which women vied with men for power. For Charles it ended on the scaffold. Condemned as a traitor and murderer, he was also heralded as a martyr: his reign destined to sow the seeds of democracy across Britain and the New World.

Author(s):
Leanda de Lisle
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
160 mm x 240 mm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0701185864
ISBN-13:
9780701185862
Number of pages:
391
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
White King

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