Quarrel with the King

The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War
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Author(s): Adam Nicolson
Original Publish Date: Oct 06, 2009
Product Number: EB00236405
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061980350
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Description

Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history—from the 1520s through 1650—Quarrel with the King tells the remarkable saga of one of the greatest families in English history, the Pembrokes, following their glamorous trajectory across three generations of change, ambition, resistance, and war. With vivid color and fascinating detail, acclaimed historian Adam Nicolson recounts the story of a century-long power struggle between England's richest family and the English Crown—a fascinating study of divided loyalties, corruption, rights and privilege, and all the ambiguities involved in the exercise and maintenance of power and status.