I in 1646: Letters of King Charles the First to Queen Henrietta Maria.
by John Bruce (Editor)
Publisher: AMS Press; (October 1984)
I: The Personal Monarch
by Charles Carlton
Challenging conventional interpretations of the king, and orthodox
historical assumptions concerning the origins and development of the Civil
Wars, the book quickly established itself as the definitive biography.
Publisher: Routledge; 2nd edition (December )
Coffin for King Charles
by C. V. Wedgwood
A highly praised account of the trial and execution of King Charles
Publisher: Trafalgar Square; (October 1, )
English Puritanism, 1603-1689 (Social History in Perspective)
by John Spurr
Listed under Stuart Period
Last Days of Charles I
by Graham Edwards
Book Description: In January 1649, the "tyrant, traitor, and
murderer, Charles Stuart" was tried by a High Court of Justice at Westminster.
He was found guilty of having levied war against his kingdom and the Parliament,
condemned to death and executed on the scaffold at Whitehall on 30 January.
Horrable Murder': The Trial, Execution And Burial Of Charles I
by Robert B. Partridge
Book Description: 'Almost three hundred and fifty years ago
on a cold January afternoon, Charles Stuart, King of England, Scotland,
Ireland and France stepped through a window of the Banqueting House in
Whitehall onto a scaffold erected in the street. In front of a silent crowd,
he was executed by the severing of his head from his body'. This is the
fascinating story of the last days of Charles I, reconstructed in vivid
detail. The author has not only examined contemporary accounts. He also
discusses medical evidence from the king's body, unearthed when nineteenth
century workmen accidentally broke through the unmarked vault in St George's
Chapel, Windsor, where the monarch was buried. Written by a leading member
of the world's largest historical reenactment society, 'The Sealed Knot',
this is a book which will appeal to anyone interested in the most troubled
time in English history.
Paperback: 180 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.69 x
9.00 x 6.86
Publisher: Rubicon Press; 1 edition (December 1, )
by Pauline Gregg.
Book Description: "A fine book...so obviously the fruit of devoted
labour...there is everything to enjoy in it."--The New York Times. A sympathetic
biography of the man who was right at the heart of all the struggles in
the 17th century--and a thoroughly researched history that reads like the
thriller it is. Written in a bold and evocative style, this engrossing
volume weaves an extraordinary story of a sickly child who became a king,
and lived surrounded by rumor and intrigue and notorious friendships. The
infamous tragedy unfolds with such sparkling insights and poignancy you'll
feel as if you were right there when the axe fell upon this unfortunate
king. 16 pages of b/w illus.
Paperback: 512 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.61 x
9.17 x 6.18
Publisher: Phoenix Press, London WC2; (April )
Personal Rule of Charles I
by Kevin Sharpe
Book Description: After Charles I`s succession to the British
throne in 1625, he transformed the political landscape of Britain, dissolved
parliament, and began a period of eleven years of personal rule. This huge
and authoritative analysis of Charles I`s personal rule yields rich new
insights into his character, his reign, politics and religion, foreign
policy and finance, the importance of parliaments, and the process of government
without them. In doing so, the book presents a critical new perspective
on the origins of the English Civil War.
Paperback: 983 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.17 x
9.15 x 5.96
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr;
by Peter Donald
Book Deacription An Uncounselled King gives an arresting, scholarly
account of Charles I's handling of the early Covenanting troubles in Scotland
during the period 1637-41. Its primary focus is on the King and those who
attempted to advise him, very often to their own frustration. The role
of Charles I in causing and affecting the course of these troubles in Scotland
has never before received detailed, systematic attention. Dr. Donald brings
a range of new sources to bear on his account of the period, and also sheds
new light on aspects of Covenanting history. Inasmuch as Charles I was
king of Scotland, England and Ireland, this study is grounded firmly in
its British context.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (February 1991)
by Alison Plowden
Book Description: This biography of Henrietta Maria, daughter
of Henri IV and Marie de Medici, is the first full study for over 20 years.
Publisher: Sutton Publishing; (May 1, )
Maria: Charles I's Indomitable Queen
by Alison Plowden
of the King: Charles I and Charles II
by Richard Ollard
Book Description: "Remarkably and immensely readable...A just
yet compassionate study of two complex, muddled, fissured human beings
caught in the most difficult of crafts--kingship...It should not be missed
by anyone interested in the Stuarts or in the personalities of Charles
I and Charles II: indeed, any reader will be greatly stimulated by it."--J.H.
Plumb, New York Review of Books. Two kings, father and son...and yet, their
personalities could hardly have differed more. Through sources as varied
as masks, statues, poems, medals, and contemporary written records, a picture
of these Stuart monarchs, their characters and their politics, emerges.
Publisher: Phoenix Press, London WC2; (April )
Minimus: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Smallest Man
by Nick Page
Book Description: At the climax of the feast, a large pie is
set down before the Queen, who is given a knife and invited to cut into
the pastry. Before she can do so, however, the crust begins to crack and
rise of its own accord. From out of the pie emerges a tiny man-perfectly
proportioned and dressed in a suit of miniature armor. He climbs onto the
table in front of the Queen, bows low, and asks to be taken into her service.
The little man's name is Jeffrey Hudson. He is seven years old and stands
only eighteen inches tall. Lord Minimus is the first complete biography
of Hudson. Drawn from original, contemporary sources, Nick Page weaves
a tale that is not only a thrilling biography, but also a fascinating insight
into the seventeenth century.
For a man of such diminutive stature, Hudson lived life on a grand scale.
'The smallest man in England' ventured forth from a humble rural background
to set course on an episodic roller coaster that led him to the edges of
the known world. From the lowest strata he rose to the courts of Kings
and Queens. Van Dyck painted his portrait and he performed in one of Ben
Jonson's famous masques. Sir Walter Scott wrote of Hudson's exploits in
the English civil war. The pocket-sized companion of the Queen also killed
a man in a duel, was captured by pirates, and spent years in slavery. Ultimately,
he died alone and forgotten, abandoned by an indifferent society that had
long ago moved on to the next object of fashion.
The story of Jeffrey Hudson is most notably a story of hope and dignity,
of how one man refused to accept his physical limitations, even though
it was to cost him everything.
Hardcover: 261 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.96 x
7.59 x 5.07
Publisher: St. Martin's Press;
Madge: The Extraordinary Life of Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, the First
Woman to Live by Her Pen
by Katie Whitaker
Book Description: The engrossing life story of Margaret, Duchess
of Newcastle--the seventeenth-century Englishwoman who was famous, and
infamous, for daring to pursue a career as a published writer.
For a seventeenth-century Englishwoman, Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish did
the unprecedented --she published her writing. Her extraordinary life unfolded
during the English Civil Wars, when she was exiled to Paris and Antwerp
as a Royalist seeking refuge from Cromwell's England, and later as mistress
of her husband's estate in Newcastle after the restoration of the monarchy.
In exile, she began to write and publish her poetry and essays, influenced
by a Royalist cultural world that included Hobbes and Descartes. Despite
the scandal her writing life caused, she eventually brought out thirteen
books, ranging from Poems and Fancies, the first book of poetry published
by a woman under her own name, to Blazing World, the first science fiction
by a woman.
A lively biography and a window on the tumultuous cultural life of the
seventeenth century, Mad Madge reveals there may well have been a "Judith
Shakespeare" centuries before Virginia Woolf exhorted women to find "a
room of one's own." Katie Whitaker draws on the extensive collection of
Margaret's letters and legal papers to draw a vibrant and complete picture
of the pioneering "Mad Madge."
Hardcover: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x
9.70 x 6.54
Publisher: Basic Books;
Regicides and the Execution of Charles I
by Jason Peacey (Editor)
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x
8.86 x 5.82
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; (November )
Tudor & Stuart History