The King and the Gentleman

Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1649
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Author(s): Derek Wilson
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jul 22, 2014
Product Number: EB00403222
Released: Jul 22, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466876118
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Description

For all the myth surrounding Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I, there is no detailed account of any meeting between them. Yet they were almost exact contemporaries, embodying virtually everything for which politicians, bishops, preachers and generals contended. The paths of these two men gradually converged until a frosty morning in 1649, when the executioner's axe ended one man's life and raised the other to the brink of absolute power in England. In his moving history The King and the Gentleman, Derek Wilson brings to life the politics and the personalities that once shook an empire. "Wilson does an admirable job of covering the complex religious and political schism that rocked England and Scotland, and summarizes for general readers the wealth of extant material on both men's lives." - Kirkus Reviews

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