Charles I: A Tragedy in Five Acts (Classic Reprint)by Arthur Gray Butler
The scene of this play is laid at first at Hampton Court, where Charles, with the consent of the generals of the victorious army, was living in the month of August, 1647. All seemed at last to shine upon him. His old courtiers, Richmond, Hertford, Southampton, Ormond, Berkeley, Ashburnham, and others, had been
Excerpt from Charles I: A Tragedy in Five Acts
The scene of this play is laid at first at Hampton Court, where Charles, with the consent of the generals of the victorious army, was living in the month of August, 1647. All seemed at last to shine upon him. His old courtiers, Richmond, Hertford, Southampton, Ormond, Berkeley, Ashburnham, and others, had been permitted to rejoin him; and there, amid the pomp and splendour of a court, he soon regained the confidence which had been only for a moment shaken by defeat. Yet his difficulties, could he have really apprehended them, were never greater. It is true that the dissensions of the Army and Parliament had reached their height. It is true that each of them was bidding separately for his acceptance of their terms: the Parliament to secure the triumph of the Presbyterian cause; the Army, filled with zealots of every kind, both in politics and religion, to maintain themselves in arms, to secure full liberty of worship, and to prevent the establishment of a system which they hated only less bitterly than Episcopacy.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- FB &c Ltd
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >