The King's Revenge: Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History (Paperback)

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A blistering narrative of one of the most exciting periods in British history that will appeal to readers of historical fiction and nonfiction alikeWhen Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for30 years. Men who had once been among the most powerful figures in England ended up on the scaffold, on the run, or in fear of the assassin's bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as fanatical Puritans, but among them were remarkable men, including John Milton and Oliver Cromwell. Don Jordan and Michael Walsh bring these remarkable figures and this astonishing story vividly to life an engrossing, bloody tale of plots, spies, betrayal, fear, and ambition. Brilliant period history, an extraordinary slice of English history told through a breathtaking narrative.

About the Author


Don Jordan and Michael Walsh have each won awards for investigative journalism. Don Jordan has twice won a Blue Ribbon Award at the New York Film and Television Festival and Michael Walsh has won a Royal Television Society Award. Together they have written three books, including "White Cargo," acclaimed by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison as an "extraordinary book.""
Product Details
ISBN: 9781408703281
ISBN-10: 1408703289
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: December 1st, 2012
Pages: 383
Language: English