White King - Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr by Leanda de Lisle
White King: The Tragedy of Charles I is a prize-winning biography of Charles I. Winner of the Historical Writers Association Crown for Best Work of Historical Non-Fiction 2018.
Leanda de Lisle's biography of Charles I and his loss of three kingdoms. Based on her new manuscript discoveries, with many never before seen royal letters, it describes the descent of his kingdoms into failed states, and the true role of his remarkable and maligned queen.
Less than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself. At the head of this disintegrating kingdom was Charles I, who would change the face of the monarchy for ever.
His reign is one of the most dramatic in history, yet Charles the man remains elusive. To his enemies he was the 'white tyrant of prophecy: to his supporters a murdered innocent. Today many myths still remain.
It is an epic story of glamour and strong women, of populist politicians and religious terror, of mass movements and a revolutionary new media: one that speaks to our own divided and dangerous times.
'This is the most gripping piece of revisionist history I have read for a long time' - The Spectator
- 432 pages
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
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