The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr by Leanda de Lisle

The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr

From the New York Times Bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the critically acclaimed story of Charles I, his warrior queen, Britain's civil wars and the trial for his life.Barely forty years after the England's golden age under Elizabeth, the country was at war with itself, split between loyalty to the Crown and Parliament, with armies raised in Sco...

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The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr Reviews

  • hpboy13
    The White King accomplishes much of what makes de Lisle a great historical writer: the historical figures come alive as characters under her pen, and the history is meticulously researched and presented in a wealth of detail.Unfortunately, that last point is also what drags the book down. The suprem...
  • Andrea Zuvich
    As I began the book, I was a little sceptical – was this going to be yet another biography of King Charles I, slamming him for his faults and never mentioning his qualities? Or would it be more gushing like a hagiography? Out of all the biographies of King Charles that I had read, the only one ...
  • Sue
    This is the definitive book about Charles I. It is beautifully written, well researched and referenced with thought provoking interpretations of the personality of the king. Absolutely brilliant. I am re-reading it straight away as it was so awesome. I would love Leanda de Lisle to now turn her hist...
  • Orsolya
    The reign of King Charles I in the sixteenth-century England is nothing less than a tragedy ridden with civil war, the dissolution of the monarchy, the ‘reign’ of Oliver Cromwell, and eventual regicide. What went wrong during this dramatic time? Was Charles a victim or antagonist? Leanda D...
  • Adrienne Dillard
    As a Tudor historian, it is nearly impossible to review works set during the time period without seeing the content through the jaundiced lens of your own biases. More often than not, there is room for multiple interpretations of the documented evidence, but it can be hard to overcome the instinctua...
  • Ami
    This was an enjoyable and captivating read of a man historians often depict incorrectly. While you'll get distracted by details the casual writing style make it a read that anyone can tackle....
  • Samantha Morris
    I clearly remember when I was studying my A-Levels, sitting in my history lesson and learning about Charles I and the Divine Right of Kings. I remember studying the causes of the English Civil War and thinking "this has to be the most boring part of English history I have ever had the misfortune of ...
  • BiblioPhil
    Changed my school-learned preconceptions. Beats Brexit for the fanaticism, scheming and unscrupulousness that the poor man had to endure and eventually did for him....
  • Malcolm
    Much of this book is densely packed with historical facts. This can detract from its narrative quality, especially for a general reader (such as myself!) without any detailed historical knowledge of the period it covers. Nevertheless, persistence pays off. An in depth picture eventually emerges of C...

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