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Killers of the king : the men who dared to execute Charles I  Cover Image Book Book

Killers of the king : the men who dared to execute Charles I

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  • ISBN: 9781620409121
  • ISBN: 1620409127
  • Physical Description: print
    339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Man of blood -- A king on trial -- The republic -- A new monarchy -- The word of a king -- A bloody sacrifice -- Men of God -- A time to die -- Surrender or else ... -- Strangers in a strange land -- A Swiss sanctuary -- Vengeance at least -- An ocean away -- Into the wilderness -- To the last man.
Summary, etc.: On August 18, 1648, with no relief from the siege in sight, the royalist garrison holding Colchester Castle surrendered and Oliver Cromwell's army firmly ended the rule of Charles I of England. To send a clear message to the fallen monarch, the rebels executed four of the senior officers captured at the castle. Yet still, the king refused to accept he had lost the war. As France and other allies mobilized in support of Charles, a tribunal was hastily gathered and a death sentence was passed. On January 30, 1649, the King of England was executed. This is the account of the fifty-nine regicides, the men who signed Charles I's death warrant.
Subject: Charles I, King of England 1600-1649
Charles I, King of England 1600-1649 Death and burial
Great Britain History Charles I, 1625-1649
Regicides Great Britain
Great Britain History Civil War, 1642-1649
Great Britain History Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660
Great Britain History 1660-1714

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  • 12 of 12 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Woodbury Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 12 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Woodbury Public Library 942.062 SPENCER (Text) 34018142721762 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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