An Abbreviated Life
The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.
'Charles I remains the only monarch in Britain's history to be tried, condemned, and publicly executed'
Charles I, the 'martyr king', dominates one of the most painful periods in British history in which civil war and revolution led to his violent death. Mark Kishlansky creates a fresh new portrait of one of the most moral, loyal, artistically-minded and yet disastrous of all of this country's rulers; a flawed, flesh-and-blood man trapped by circumstances beyond his control.