Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I


On August 18, 1648, with out aid from the siege in sight, the royalist garrison protecting Colchester fortress surrendered and Oliver Cromwell's military firmly ended the guideline of Charles I of britain. To ship a transparent message to the fallen monarch, the rebels achieved 4 of the senior officials captured on the citadel. but nonetheless, the king refused to just accept he had misplaced the conflict. As France and different allies mobilized in aid of Charles, a tribunal used to be swiftly accrued and a loss of life sentence was once handed. On January 30, 1649, the King of britain was once finished. this can be the account of the fifty-nine regicides, the lads who signed Charles I's loss of life warrant.

Recounting a little-known nook of British heritage, Charles Spencer explores what occurred whilst the recovery arrived. From George Downing, the executive plotter, to Richard Ingoldsby, who claimed he was once pressured to signal his identify via his cousin Oliver Cromwell, and from those that again to the monarchist reason and betrayed their fellow regicides to people who fled the rustic in an try to break out their punishment, Spencer examines the iconic, far-reaching effects not just if you signed the warrant, but additionally if you have been current on the trial and for England itself.

A robust story of revenge from the darkish middle of England's earlier, and a distinct contribution to seventeenth-century heritage, Killers of the King tells the awesome tale of the lads who dared to assassinate a monarch.

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