The King and the Gentleman: Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1649

Author(s): Derek Wilson

United Kingdom

For all the myth surrounding Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I, there is no detailed account of any meeting between them. Yet they were almost exact contemporaries, embodying virtually everything for which politicians, bishops, preachers and generals contended. The paths of these two men gradually converged until a frosty morning in 1649, when the executioner's axe ended one man's life and raised the other to the brink of absolute power in England. In his moving history The King and the Gentleman, Derek Wilson brings to life the politics and the personalities that once shook an empire. "Wilson does an admirable job of covering the complex religious and political schism that rocked England and Scotland, and summarizes for general readers the wealth of extant material on both men's lives." - Kirkus Reviews

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780712666381
  • : penguin random house
  • : Pimlico
  • : June 2000
  • : 1.31 Inches X 6.06 Inches X 9.19 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 480
  • : Derek Wilson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : good