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Charles I's Killers in America - The Lives and Afterlives of Edward Whalley and William Goffe (Hardcover) Loot Price: R352
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Charles I's Killers in America - The Lives and Afterlives of Edward Whalley and William Goffe (Hardcover)

Matthew Jenkinson

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When the British monarchy was restored in 1660, King Charles II was faced with the conundrum of what to with those who had been involved in the execution of his father eleven years earlier. Facing a grisly fate at the gallows, some of the men who had signed Charles I's death warrant fled to America. Charles I's Killers in America traces the gripping story of two of these men-Edward Whalley and William Goffe-and their lives in America, from their welcome in New England until their deaths there. With fascinating insights into the governance of the American colonies in the seventeenth century, and how a network of colonists protected the regicides, Matthew Jenkinson overturns the enduring theory that Charles II unrelentingly sought revenge for the murder of his father. Charles I's Killers in America also illuminates the regicides' afterlives, with conclusions that have far-reaching implications for our understanding of Anglo-American political and cultural relations. Novels, histories, poems, plays, paintings, and illustrations featuring the fugitives were created against the backdrop of America's revolutionary strides towards independence and its forging of a distinctive national identity. The history of the 'king-killers' was distorted and embellished as they were presented as folk heroes and early champions of liberty, protected by proto-revolutionaries fighting against English tyranny. Jenkinson rewrites this once-ubiquitous and misleading historical orthodoxy, to reveal a far more subtle and compelling picture of the regicides on the run.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Matthew Jenkinson
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-882073-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > 1500 to 1700
Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Civil war
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > 1500 to 1700
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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LSN: 0-19-882073-9
Barcode: 9780198820734

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