Charles I

Charles I

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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. Christopher Hibbert's 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 in 1649. Above all, Hibbert captures the elusive personality of the king that many consider to be a martyr.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 214 x 18mm | 358.34g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 40 pp b&w illustrations
  • 0141390220
  • 9780141390222

About Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert is a popular and prolific author. His other titles in Classic Penguin are REDCOATS AND REBELS: THE WAR FOR AMERICA (Classic Military History, January 2001), THE MAKING OF CHARLES DICKENS (Classic Biography, August 2001) and THE ROAD TO TYBURN (Classic History, September 2001).
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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, 1624-26; devils and martyrs, 1627-29; the patron and his artists, 1625-41; politics and puritans, 1629-40; parliament and traitors, 1640-42; cavaliers and roundheads, 1642-47; the prisoner and his captors, 1647-49.
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