The Trial of Charles I
The trial and execution of Charles I shocked all Europe. On 20 November 1648 the Puritan army - Cromwell's army - demanded before the House of Commons that the king be brought to trial. Just over two months later on 30 January 1649, he was beheaded. In her acclaimed account C.V. Wedgood recreates the exciting events of those ten weeks, bringing vividly before us the main actors in this tragic drama: the calm and lonely Charles I and the daunting, iron-willed Cromwell.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 134 x 214 x 22mm | 299.37g
- 27 Sep 2001
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 8pp b&w illustrations, bibliographical note, notes, references, index
Table of contents
Prologue; the grand delinquent - November-December 1648; Grandees, Presbyterians and Levellers - 1648; right and might well met - December 15, 1648-January 6, 1649; "the great business" -January 6-20, 1649; the king on trial - January 20-23, 1649; the king condemned - January 24-27, 1649; King Charles the martyr -January 28-30, 1649; freedom, by God's mercy restored - February 1649; epilogue - the regicides.
Dame Veronica Wedgwood was born in 1910 and educated in London, France, Germany and at Oxford University. She was awarded the Order of Merit in 1969 and died in 1997. A prolific writer, her books include THE KING'S PEACE and THE KING'S WAR also published in Penguin Classic History. Professor Sir John Plumb wrote of Dame Veronica that 'Her gifts are splendid and altogether exceptional. She is a great craftswoman and a great writer.'