Regicide

- The Trials of Henry Marten

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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
24-03-2022
Sprog:
Engelsk
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208

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Henry Marten soldier, member of parliament, organiser of the trial of Charles I and signatory of the King's death warrant is today a neglected figure of the seventeenth-century. Yet his life was both extraordinary and emblematic: he was at the fulcrum of English history during the turbulent years of the civil war, the protectorate and the restoration. Imprisoned in the Tower of London and tried at the Old Bailey, Marten was found guilty of High Treason, only to be held captive for years on the equivalent of death row. It was while he was in prison that his letters to his mistress Mary Ward were stolen and published in an attempt to destroy his reputation. Witty, clever, loving, sardonic and never despairing, the letters offer a rare and extraordinary insight into the everyday life of a man in the Tower of London awaiting a sentence of death. The attempt to expose him as immoral revealed him instead as a tender and brave man. In John Worthen's revelatory biography, Marten emerges from the shadows as a brilliantly clever, lively-minded man, free of the fundamentalist zeal so common in many of his republican contemporaries. Marten never abandoned his beliefs in equality, in a representative parliament under a constitution (which he had helped to write) without a monarch or a House of Lords, and in that way can be seen as a very modern man.

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Udgivelsesdato:
24-03-2022
ISBN13:
9781913368357
Vægt:
500 g
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Forlag:
Haus Publishing
Format:
Hardback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse In John Worthen's revelatory biography, Marten emerges from the shadows as a brilliantly clever, lively-minded man, free of fundamentalist zeal so common in many of his republican contemporaries. 15 colour illustrations

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