The King's Smuggler: Jane Whorwood, Secret Agent to Charles I

The King's Smuggler: Jane Whorwood, Secret Agent to Charles I

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Jane Whorwood was one of Charles I's closest confidantes. The wife of an Oxfordshire squire, when the court moved to Oxford in 1642, at the start of the Civil War, she helped the royalist cause by spying for the king, and smuggling gold (perhaps as much as 1,000kg) to help pay for his army. When Charles was held captive by the Parliamentarians, from 1646 to 1649, she organised money, correspondence, several escape attempts, astrological advice and a ship for him.… (more)

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Publisher: The History Press (August 26, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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