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The Trial of Charles I

by Wedgwood, C. V. [Cicely Veronica]

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket

London: Reprint Soccciety, 1964 :"Cromwell"s Army demanded that King Charles I be tried and ten weeks later he was beheaded. "During that time an Army of 40, 000 men, dominated by a resolute group of officers took over the effective government of the country, purged and manipulated Parliament, brought the King to judgement in Westminster Hall in defiance of almost all legal opinion, secured fifty-nine signatures to his death warrant, and an executioner to carry out the sentence, and finally proclaimed England a republic...In this deeply moving story...the political and religious intrigues, the swift sequence of events, the poignant and dramatic scenes, are presented in sharp and living detail. "253p. p[lates bibliography. index. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.


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