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White king : traitor, murderer, martyr
White king : traitor, murderer, martyr
De Lisle, Leanda2018
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Drawing on lost royal letters from a closed archive, 'White King' introduces us to Charles I as the monarch at the heart of a story for our times: a tale of populist politicians and the fall of the mighty, of religious hatreds and civil war, of the power of a new media and a maligned queen. The reign of Charles I is one of the most dramatic in history. Yet Charles the man remains elusive. Too often he is recalled as weak and stupid, his wife, Henrietta Maria, as spoilt and silly: the cause of his ruin. This has bred not only contempt, but also indifference. Today's readers have preferred the well-trodden reigns of the Tudors. But Charles is revealed here as a complex and fascinating man who pays the price for bringing radical change; Henrietta Maria is a warrior queen and political player as extraordinary as any Tudor.
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Imprint:
London : Chatto & Windus, 2018.
Collation:
xxxiii, 391 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780701185862 (hbk)
Dewey class:
941.062092B/CHA941.062092 CHA
Language:
English
BRN:
2607605
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