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 ...
  • Daphne Sharpe
    I found this book to be a brilliant blow by blow account of events leading up to the English Civil War. It is so well researched,with many details unknown to me,clearly written,with major characters and events explained in such depths. History is usually a procession of battle names and dates,with n...
  • Annette
    The style of writing is explanatory, and not engaging to me. Therefore, I’m not the right reviewer for this book. There are others who appreciate this style of writing and they will reveal veracious reviews.@FB: Best Historical Fiction...
  • 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 ...

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