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The white king : Charles I, traitor, murderer, martyr, Leanda De Lisle

Label
The white king : Charles I, traitor, murderer, martyr
Title
The white king
Title remainder
Charles I, traitor, murderer, martyr
Statement of responsibility
Leanda De Lisle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Profiles the English monarch in the first half of the 17th century, drawing on previously unseen manuscripts to display how his human flaws and misjudgments ultimately led to his downfall
  • "From the ... bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the tragic story of Charles I, his warrior queen, Britain's civil wars and the trial for his life. Less than forty years after England's golden age under Elizabeth I, the country was at war with itself. Split between loyalty to the Crown or to Parliament, war raged on English soil. The English Civil War would set family against family, friend against friend, and its casualties were immense--a greater proportion of the population died than in World War I. At the head of the disintegrating kingdom was King Charles I. In this vivid portrait--informed by previously unseen manuscripts, including royal correspondence between the king and his queen--Leanda de Lisle depicts a man who was principled and brave, but fatally blinkered. Charles never understood his own subjects or court intrigue. At the heart of the drama were the Janus-faced cousins who befriended and betrayed him--Henry Holland, his peacocking servant whose brother, the New England colonialist Robert Warwick, engineered the king's fall; and Lucy Carlisle, the magnetic 'last Boleyn girl' and faithless favorite of Charles's maligned and fearless queen. The tragedy of Charles I was that he fell not as a consequence of vice or wickedness, but of his human flaws and misjudgments. The White King is a story for our times, of populist politicians and religious war, of manipulative media and the reshaping of nations. For Charles it ended on the scaffold, condemned as a traitor and murderer, yet lauded also as a martyr, his reign destined to sow the seeds of democracy in Britain and the New World."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Lisle, Leanda
Dewey number
  • 942.062092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA396.A2
LC item number
D43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charles
  • Charles
  • Civil War (Great Britain : 1642-1649)
  • Regicides
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • Regicides
  • Great Britain
Label
The white king : Charles I, traitor, murderer, martyr, Leanda De Lisle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
His father's 'wife' -- His wife's friend -- His turncoat servant -- Nemesis
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US Edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610395601
Lccn
2017953678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour portraits
System control number
  • ocn965806304
  • (OCoLC)965806304
Label
The white king : Charles I, traitor, murderer, martyr, Leanda De Lisle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
His father's 'wife' -- His wife's friend -- His turncoat servant -- Nemesis
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US Edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610395601
Lccn
2017953678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour portraits
System control number
  • ocn965806304
  • (OCoLC)965806304

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