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The King And The Gentleman Derek Wilson

The King And The Gentleman By Derek Wilson

The King And The Gentleman by Derek Wilson

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Derek Wilson examines how the lives of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell - both from very different backgrounds with different sets of values - converge and intertwine until the fatal conclusion in 1649.

The King And The Gentleman Summary

The King And The Gentleman by Derek Wilson

The chronicle of the first half of the 17th century is an account of the conflict between Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell and the beliefs that impelled them. King and subject were almost exact contemporaries (19 months separated their birth dates). Both were possessed by a deep sense of divine mission, profoundly religious and immovably stubborn. Their ideals set them on a collision course which culminated in one of the most dramatic events in British history: the execution of a reigning sovereign on 30 January 1649. This book parallels the lives of the foreign-born aesthete-prince and the down-to-earth representative of a struggling squirearchy.

The King And The Gentleman Reviews

"A highly fascinating and detailed book which any Civil War buff will want to add to his collection." - "Sunday Express"

About Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is the author of a number of acclaimed biographies, including "Rothschild: A Story of Wealth and Power," "The Astors" and "Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man."

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The King And The Gentleman by Derek Wilson
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Vintage Publishing
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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