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 Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Author: Charles Spencer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408851717

Category: History

Page: 352

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January, 1649. After seven years of fighting in the bloodiest war in Britain's history, Parliament had overpowered King Charles I and now faced a problem: what to do with a defeated king, a king who refused to surrender? Parliamentarians resolved to do the unthinkable, to disregard the Divine Right of Kings and hold Charles I to account for the appalling suffering and slaughter endured by his people. A tribunal of 135 men was hastily gathered in London, and although Charles refused to acknowledge the power of his subjects to try him, the death sentence was unanimously passed. On an icy winter's day on a scaffold outside Whitehall, in an event unique in English history, the King of England was executed. When the dead king's son, Charles II, was restored to the throne, he set about enacting a deadly wave of retribution against all those – the lawyers, the judges, the officers on the scaffold – responsible for his father's death. Some of the 'regicides' – the killers of the king – pleaded for mercy, while others stoically awaited their sentence. Many went into hiding in England, or fled to Europe or America. Those who were caught and condemned suffered agonising and degrading ends, while others saw out their days in hellish captivity. Bestselling historian Charles Spencer explores this violent clash of ideals through the individuals whose fates were determined by that one, momentous decision. A powerful tale of revenge from the dark heart of royal history and a fascinating insight into the dangers of political and religious allegiance in Stuart England, these are the shocking stories of the men who dared to kill a king.
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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

View: 2042

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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A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History Part Two: 1 Samuel

Author: Robert Polzin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253114273

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 565

"[Polzin's] book... will profoundly affect biblical scholarship for at least a generation." -- Frank Kermode "[A] suggestive and rich book, written in a clear and witty style." -- Marc Z. Brettler, The Journal of Religion "Literary commentary at its best." -- Adele Berlin
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Author: Stanley P Baldwin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom. At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the Western world's cultural heritage. This study guide carries you along on Odysseus' journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book. You'll also explore the life and background of the epic, Homer, and gain insight into the Homeric Question. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the literary devices and major symbols of The Odyssey A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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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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From the Restoration of King Charles the Second to the Treaty of Peace at Utrecht in the Reign of Queen Anne

Author: Gilbert Burnet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 949

View: 7583

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Author: William Henry Smyth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110806647X

Category: Architecture

Page: 452

View: 9674

Published 1851-64, this illustrated two-volume account of Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire covers the grounds, buildings, antiquities and observatory.
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