The trial and execution of Charles I shocked all Europe. On 20 November 1648 the Puritan army - Cromwell's army - demanded before the House of Commons that the king be brought to trial. Just over two months later on 30 January 1649, he was beheaded.
In her acclaimed account C V Wedgwood recreates the exciting events of those ten weeks, bringing vividly before us the main actors in this tragic drama: the calm and lonely Charles I and the daunting, iron-willed Cromwell.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 11 / 2001
- 135 x 216mm