The King's Smuggler: Jane Whorwood, Secret Agent to Charles I

The King's Smuggler: Jane Whorwood, Secret Agent to Charles I

4.5 2
by John Fox
     
 

Jane Whorwood was one of Charles I’s closest confidantes. The wife of an Oxfordshire squire, when the court moved to Oxford in 1642, at the start of the Civil War, she helped the royalist cause by spying for the king, and smuggling gold (perhaps as much as 1,000 kg) to help pay for his army. When Charles was held captive by the Parliamentarians, from 1646 to

Overview

Jane Whorwood was one of Charles I’s closest confidantes. The wife of an Oxfordshire squire, when the court moved to Oxford in 1642, at the start of the Civil War, she helped the royalist cause by spying for the king, and smuggling gold (perhaps as much as 1,000 kg) to help pay for his army. When Charles was held captive by the Parliamentarians, from 1646 to 1649, she organized money, correspondence, several escape attempts, astrological advice, and a ship for him. New evidence even suggests that they may have had a brief affair. After his execution in 1649, Jane’s marriage collapsed in the one of the most public and acrimonious cases of the seventeenth century. John Fox describes the life of this fascinating woman, and the important role she played in the English Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752450018
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
449,285
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

John Fox is the author of a number of history books and contributed fifty history articles to the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The King's Smuggler: Jane Whorwood, Secret Agent to Charles I 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my opinion of da new doctor: umm... why not a ginger? Really, they should have had rupurt grint play the the new doctor it would have been lolz.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who is ready for the season premiere of Doctor Who, tomorrow?! Also, who else here loves Torchwood? ~Megan~