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Charles I : A Life of Religion, War and Treason

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When Charles Stuart was a young child, it seemed unlikely that he would survive, let alone become ruler of England and Scotland. Once shy and retiring, an awkward stutterer, he grew in stature and confidence under the guidance of the Duke of Buckingham; his marriage to Henrietta of Spain, originally planned to end the conflict between the two nations, became, after rocky beginnings, a true love match. Charles I is best remembered for having started the English Civil War in 1642 which led to his execution for treason, the end of the monarchy, and the establishment of a commonwealth until monarchy was restored in 1660. Hibbert's masterful biography re-creates the world of Charles I, his court, artistic patronage, and family life, while tracing the course of events that led to his execution for treason in 1649.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134.6 x 205.7 x 25.4mm | 249.48g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 140398378X
  • 9781403983787
  • 364,663

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"An excellent account...balanced and perceptive in outlook...well-written and entertaining."--"Economist"show more

About Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert, "a pearl of biographers" ("New Statesman), " is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of "Disraeli " (Palgrave Macmillan), "The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, " "The English: A Social History, "and "Cavaliers and Roundheads." He lives in Oxfordshire, England.show more

Table of contents

The Child and His Parents: 1600-16 The Prince and the Courtiers: 1617-22 Sweet Boys and Ventrous Knights: 1623 The Husband and His Wife: 1624-6 Devils and Martyrs: 1627-9 The Patron and His Artists: 1625-41 Politics and Puritans: 1629-40 Parliament and Traitors: 1640-2 Cavaliers and Roundheads: 1642-7 The Prisoner and His Captors: 1647-9show more