Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treason

Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treason

by Christopher Hibbert
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403983787
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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