Regicides and the Execution of Charles I [NOOK Book]

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The events surrounding the trial of Charles I have been remarkably understudied by historians, despite a wealth of information regarding both the proceedings and personalities involved, and contemporary responses and reactions. These essays submit one of the most momentous events in English history to rigorous scholarship, contextualize it in the light of recent historiography, and with a focus on the relations between the three kingdoms of Britain.

Author Biography: Jason ...

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Regicides and the Execution of Charles I

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Overview

The events surrounding the trial of Charles I have been remarkably understudied by historians, despite a wealth of information regarding both the proceedings and personalities involved, and contemporary responses and reactions. These essays submit one of the most momentous events in English history to rigorous scholarship, contextualize it in the light of recent historiography, and with a focus on the relations between the three kingdoms of Britain.

Author Biography: Jason Peacey is Research Fellow at the History of Parliament in London and has published a number of essays on politics, propaganda and print culture in the early 17th century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230568433
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/2/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • File size: 547 KB

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Jason Peacey is Research Fellow, the History of Parliament, London

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Oliver Cromwell, the Regicide and the Sons of Zeruiah 14
2 The Frighted Junto: Perceptions of Ireland, and the Last Attempts at Settlement with Charles I 36
3 Staging the Trial of Charles I 71
4 Belshazzar's Feast: Regicide, Republicanism and the Metaphor of Balance 94
5 The Juristic Foundation of Regicide 117
6 Motives of King-Killing 138
7 Reporting a Revolution: a Failed Propaganda Campaign 161
8 The Levellers and the End of Charles I 181
9 The Quarrel of the Covenant: the London Presbyterians and the Regicide 202
10 Elegies and Commemorative Verse in Honour of Charles the Martyr, 1649-60 225
11 The European Reaction to the Trial and Execution of Charles I 247
Index 280
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