Rebellion in the Reign of Charles II (Hardback)
Charles II’s father was executed, his brother James managed to stay on the throne for only four years, yet Charles died in his bed having ruled for a quarter of a century. Although welcomed back as king in 1660, the honeymoon of the Restoration soon passed with plots and uprisings to follow. Rebellion in the Reign of Charles II describes the sinister and murky world of espionage, plots and treason in the Restoration period, with former intelligence officer and security adviser Julian Whitehead telling the darker side of the Merry Monarch’s reign. Charles survived plots and rebellions with a mixture of guile, espionage, propaganda, covert operations and military oppression. Conspiracy and sedition are revealed in places as different as the glittering extravagance of the Court with its scheming mistresses and power hungry aristocrats to back street taverns frequented by rogues and rebels. Welcome to a world of spies, kidnap, assassination, censorship, false witness, and judicial murder.
Throughout this book you meet quite a various array of historical figures and each and everyone of them were brilliant and utterly fascinating. As a whole this book provided array of important information including political upheaval, various events and circumstances that had occurred throughout the reign of Charles II.Where There's Ink There's Paper, Lauren Gent
Overall, I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is interest in this period of history and the various historical figures that lived during this time period.
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You could not make up the cast of characters in this superb book, which proves that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.Hellbound - Steve Earles
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Following on from his study into Cromwell's intelligence services (Cavalier & Roundhead Spies), Julian Whitehead provides an authoritative and highly readable account of the murky secret world of Charles II. Following in the wake of the English Civil War and the short-lived Commonwealth, Charles II reigned through turbulent times indeed. Welcome to a dangerous world of spies, mistresses, assassins and revolutionaries.Amazon review byTerry Crowdy
Understanding the political situation at the end of the 17th century in Britain is vital to understanding its fledgling regular army and the constraints under which it operated. This book provides that detailed picture and sets the scene for the successes enjoyed by British armies in the 18th century.The Armourer Incorporating Classic Arms & Militaria, November 2017
'Well researched, well written and very entertaining.'Cotswold Life Magazine
Few historians are better placed than Julian Whitehead, former intelligence officer and security adviser, to tell the fascinating and dark tale of espionage, plots and rebellion in the reign of England's 'Merrie Monarch'. Impeccably researched and engagingly written, this book provides a compelling new perspective on the reign of Charles II. Highly recommended.TJ Borman
The Tudor period was notable for religious turmoil. Under Queen Elizabeth I, the slowly reforming Protestant Church of England finally gained a level of stability, but many people, from paupers to Lords, clung to Catholicism. Most crossed their fingers and attended Protestant services. Others, the ‘recusants’, remained defiant and refused to conform. This book takes a fresh look into the life and death of one prominent Catholic recusant, Margaret Clitherow, and the wider events which shaped her story and that of many others. In 1970, Margaret was made a saint, one of the Forty Martyrs of England…By Tony Morgan
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