The King's Revenge

The King's Revenge : Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History

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When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years.Men who had once been among the most powerful figures in England ended up on the scaffold, on the run, or in fear of the assassin's bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as fanatical Puritans, but among them were remarkable men, including John Milton and Oliver Cromwell. Don Jordan and Michael Walsh bring these remarkable figures and this astonishing story vividly to life an engrossing, bloody tale of plots, spies, betrayal, fear and ambition.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 320 pages
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Little, Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • Digital original
  • Section: 8, colour photos
  • 0748126546
  • 9780748126545

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This is a terrific read * Spectator * A fast-paced, lively work -- Mark Stoyle * BBC History Magazine * In this beautifully detailed and seamlessly written book Jordan and Walsh shine a new light on Charles II . . . their energetic and masterful account makes for a Restoration romp worth reading * Sunday Express * A fast-paced, lively work * BBC History Magazine * Jordan and Walsh provide a thoroughly entertaining account of these extraordinary events . . . a vivid and consuming piece of historical narrative -- Andrew Holgate * Sunday Times *show more

About Michael Walsh

Don Jordan and Michael Walsh have each won awards for investigative journalism. Don Jordan has twice won a Blue Ribbon Award at the New York Film and Television Festival and Michael Walsh has won a Royal Television Society Award. Together they have written three books, including White Cargo, acclaimed by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison as an 'extraordinary book'.show more

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