The Trial and Execution of Charles I

Author: C.V. Wedgwood

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 1848856881

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

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Originally published: The trial of Charles I. London: Collins, 1964.
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The Trial and Execution of Charles I

Author: C. V. Wedgwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585790333

Category: History

Page: 307

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The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Author: Charles Spencer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620409135

Category: History

Page: 352

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On August 18, 1648, with no relief from the siege in sight, the royalist garrison holding Colchester Castle surrendered and Oliver Cromwell's army firmly ended the rule of Charles I of England. To send a clear message to the fallen monarch, the rebels executed four of the senior officers captured at the castle. Yet still the king refused to accept he had lost the war. As France and other allies mobilized in support of Charles, a tribunal was hastily gathered and a death sentence was passed. On January 30, 1649, the King of England was executed. This is the account of the fifty-nine regicides, the men who signed Charles I's death warrant. Recounting a little-known corner of British history, Charles Spencer explores what happened when the Restoration arrived. From George Downing, the chief plotter, to Richard Ingoldsby, who claimed he was forced to sign his name by his cousin Oliver Cromwell, and from those who returned to the monarchist cause and betrayed their fellow regicides to those that fled the country in an attempt to escape their punishment, Spencer examines the long-lasting, far-reaching consequences not only for those who signed the warrant, but also for those who were present at the trial, and for England itself. A powerful tale of revenge from the dark heart of England's past, and a unique contribution to seventeenth-century history, Killers of the King tells the incredible story of the men who dared to assassinate a monarch.
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Financial Lessons from the Stop of the Exchequer in 1672

Author: Moshe Arye Milevsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319599879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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This book studies King Charles II's decision to stop all payments from his royal exchequer, a sordid but little-known event in English history with eerie similarities to the cause of the Great Recession of 2008. As with any modern banking crisis, the financial system in 1672 almost collapsed, day-to-day commerce ground to a halt, houses were lost, and ordinary investors suffered—but there was no banking bailout, and no mercy for the goldsmith-bankers who had lent the king millions to fund his unsustainable lifestyle. The royal decision, made in the wake of plagues, fires, and war with the Dutch, left bankers unable to cover their own liabilities and, in the days before bankruptcy, they couldn’t walk away from their obligations and start fresh. Many bankers spent the end of their lives in debtors' prison, but English commoners had little sympathy for the plight of rich financiers—a sentiment echoed after the financial crisis of 2008. Ultimately, this book tells the complete story of the Merry Monarch's financial default (England's first and last) using the lens and language of modern financial products and markets. It covers the precarious history leading up to the infamous day in 1672, the intrigue surrounding the ‘stop’—including those who traded on inside information beforehand—and the attempt by distressed creditors to gain financial restitution.
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The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Author: Charles Spencer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620409127

Category: History

Page: 352

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Examines the lives of the men who signed Charles I's death warrant and the far-reaching consequences for them, those present at the trial, and England itself.
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The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

Author: Tavis Smiley

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316332755

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4096

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few -- all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy. Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.
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An Abbreviated Life

Author: Mark Kishlansky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141979844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled series of religious and political disputes. In Mark Kishlansky's brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles created his own catastrophe, but he was nonetheless opposed by men with far fewer scruples and less consistency who for often quite contradictory reasons conspired to destroy him. This is a remarkable portrait of one of the most talented, thoughtful, loyal, moral, artistically alert and yet, somehow, disastrous of all this country's rulers.
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Families of the Condemned Tell Their Stories

Author: Rachel King

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813535043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 6203

In a vivid narrative that addresses the flaws in the American legal system, combined with painful accounts of the families of death row inmates, the author challenges readers to question the morality of a punishment that victimizes the families of the condemned.
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America in the Wake of the King Assassination

Author: Clay Risen

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 312

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A few hours after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at a Memphis motel, violent mobs had looted and burned several blocks of Washington a few miles north of the White House, centered around the U Street commercial district. Quick action by D.C. police quelled the violence, but shortly before noon the next day, looting and arson broke out anew -- not just along U Street, but in two other commercial districts as well. Over the next several days, the immediate crisis of the riots was matched by an equally ominous sense among the nation's political leadership that they were watching the final dissolution of the 1960s liberal dream. For many whites who watched flames overtake city after city -- Washington, Chicago, Baltimore, Kansas City -- the April riots were an unfathomable and deeply troubling response during what should have been a time of national mourning. To them the rioters were little better than common criminals. But a look at the average rioter complicates such conclusions: they were primarily young (under 25) and male, but most made a decent salary, had a better than average education, and had no previous arrest record. In interviews and testimonies afterward, rioters recalled a sense of release, of striking back at the "system." To say that the riots meant different things to different people would be exceedingly trite if it weren't also exceedingly true. In ways large and small, the King riots solidified attitudes and trends that destroyed the momentum behind racial progress, fatally wounded postwar domestic liberalism, created new divisions among blacks and whites, and condemned urban America to decades of poverty and crime. This book will explain why they occurred, how they played out, and what they meant.
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With a View to the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris, in 1763

Author: William Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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And an Account of the Worship and Embalming of the Sacred Animals by the Egyptians

Author: Thomas Joseph Pettigrew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108066836

Category: History

Page: 304

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This landmark 1834 work on mummification unites the twin passions of the surgeon and antiquarian Thomas Joseph Pettigrew (1791-1865).
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Illustrated with Maps, Genealogical Tables, and the Heads and Monuments of the Kings, Engraven on Seventy Seven Copper Plates

Author: Paul Rapin de Thoyras,Nicholas Tindal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 807

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From Matilda, Queen of William the Conqueror to Adelaide, Queen of William the Fourth

Author: Francis Lancelott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Queens

Page: N.A

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