The Escape of Charles II

After the Battle of Worcester

Author: Richard Ollard

Publisher: Constable & Robinson

ISBN: 9781841195179

Category: Great Britain

Page: 160

View: 8046

The definitive account of six fateful weeks in British history; Charles II's escape after the Battle of Worcester in 1651 is an extraordinary tale of adventure and suspense. This new edition of Richard Ollard's classic book vividly reconstructs the six weeks during which the King was on the run. His great determination and good humour through it all won the admiration of many who risked their lives to aid him. Tremendously readable, fast-paced and a fascinating view of life in seventeenth-century England.

The Boscobel Tracts

Relating to the Escape of Charles the Second After the Battle of Worcester, and His Subsequent Adventures, &c. &c. &c

Author: John Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Worcester, Battle of, 1651

Page: 347

View: 6731

The Boscobel Tracts

Relating to the Escape of Charles the Second After the Battle of Worchester and His Subsequent Adventures

Author: John Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 399

View: 4580

Charles II and the Politics of Access

Author: Brian Weiser

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9435

Charles's use of access to his person as a potent political tool reveals detail of contemporary politics and attitudes to monarchy.

King Charles II

King Charles Ii

Author: Antonia Fraser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780220685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 5898

Following a youth of poverty and bitter exile after his father's execution, the ousted king first challenged, then made his magnificent escape from, Cromwell's troops before he was eventually restored to his throne in triumph in 1660. Spanning his life both before and after the Restoration, Antonia Fraser's lively and fascinating biography captures all the vitality of the man and the expansiveness of the age.

Paper Bullets

Print and Kingship under Charles II

Author: Harold M. Weber

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081315667X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7405

The calculated use of media by those in power is a phenomenon dating back at least to the seventeenth century, as Harold Weber demonstrates in this illuminating study of the relation of print culture to kingship under England's Charles II. Seventeenth-century London witnessed an enormous expansion of the print trade, and with this expansion came a revolutionary change in the relation between political authority -- especially the monarchy -- and the printed word. Weber argues that Charles' reign was characterized by a particularly fluid relationship between print and power. The press helped bring about both the deconsecration of divine monarchy and the formation of a new public sphere, but these processes did not result in the progressive decay of royal authority. Charles fashioned his own semiotics of power out of the political transformations that had turned his world upside down. By linking diverse and unusual topics -- the escape of Charles from Worcester, the royal ability to heal scrofula, the sexual escapades of the "merry monarch," and the trial and execution of Stephen College -- Weber reveals the means by which Charles took advantage of a print industry instrumental to the creation of a new dispensation of power, one in which the state dominates the individual through the supplementary relationship between signs and violence. Weber's study brings into sharp relief the conflicts involving public authority and printed discourse, social hierarchy and print culture, and authorial identity and responsibility -- conflicts that helped shape the modern state.

Amber

Roman

Author: Kathleen Winsor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293205352

Category:

Page: 793

View: 3290

Eine höhere Pflicht

Wie ein deutscher Pilot seinem amerikanischen Feind im Zweiten Weltkrieg das Leben schenkte

Author: Adam Makos

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 386413532X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 7323

Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.

Worcestor 1651

Author: Malcolm Atkin

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473820901

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 8071

The Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651 was the final decisive engagement of the English Civil Wars. In this fascinating guide, Malcolm Atkin sets out in a graphic and easily understood way the movements of the opposing armies of Cromwell and Charles II as they approached Worcester and gives a detailed and gripping account of the deadly combat that followed. He also describes of the fate of 10,000 Scottish prisoners and retraces the route of Charles II as he made his dramatic escape.

Royal Escape

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144645634X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3483

One of the best-known and most beloved historical novelists has captured a whole new audience's heart with her peerless romantic adventures. Dispossessed of crown and kingdom, crushed and routed at the grim Battle of Worcester, the young Charles II is forced to flee for his life. Out of the heat of battle, the outlaw King and his tiny party must journey across Cromwell's England to a Channel port and a ship bound for France and safety. But the King, with his love of adventure, his irrepressible humour and his unmistakeable looks, is no easy man to hide... A typically witty, exciting and wonderful tale of historical adventure, Royal Escape will please Georgette Heyer fans old and new.

Das Wunder von Berlin

1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641093309

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 7791

Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.

James VII

Duke and King of Scots

Author: Alastair Mann

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1907909095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 1195

James VII and II is one of the least studied monarchs of Scotland, and has previously mostly been studied from an English perspective or as the muddled victim of the revolution of 1688/9 which delivered for Britain much-vaunted political emancipation. This book provides the first complete portrait of James as a Stewart prince of Scotland, as duke of Albany and King of Scots. It re-evaluates the traditional views of James as a Catholic extremist and absolutist who failed through incompetence, and challenges preconceptions based on strong views of his failings, both in popular belief and serious history. Investigating the personality and motives of the man, this biography assesses James as commander, as Christian and as king, but also as family man and Restoration libertine - a prince of his time. Painting a picture of James from cradle to grave, from childhood to resigned exile, it brings him to life within his Scottish context and as a member of the royal line of Scotland. The journey from dashing young cavalry commander to pious prince in exile appears oddly incongruous given the political and personal trials that lay between. That journey was much more of Scotland than previous studies have suggested - indeed, James was in many ways the last King of Scots.

A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution

Consisting of Characters Disposed in Different Classes, and Adapted to a Methodical Catalogue of Engraved British Heads: Intended as an Essay Towards Reducing Our Biography to a System, and a Help to the Knowledge of Portraits ... With a Preface, Shewing the Utility of a Collection of Engraved Portraits to Supply the Defect, and Answer the Various Purposes, of Medals ...

Author: James Granger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3937

A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373573

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 7291

A wonderful collection of stories dealing with escapes and adventurous journeys, including the escape of Charles II to France, Winston Churchill's escape from South Africa and many more.