The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold

The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold

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Charles I waged civil wars that cost one in ten Englishmen their lives. But in 1649 Parliament was hard put to find a lawyer with the skill and daring to prosecute a king who claimed to be above the law. In the end, they chose the radical lawyer John Cooke, whose Puritan conscience, political vision, and love of civil liberties gave him the courage to bring the king to trial. As a result, Charles I was beheaded, but eleven years later Cooke himself was arrested,… (more)

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Publisher: Anchor (December 10, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 5.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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