Killers of the King

The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Author: Charles Spencer

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: History

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January, 1649. After seven years of fighting in the bloodiest war in Britain's history, Parliament had overpowered King Charles I and now faced a problem: what to do with a defeated king, a king who refused to surrender? Parliamentarians resolved to do the unthinkable, to disregard the Divine Right of Kings and hold Charles I to account for the appalling suffering and slaughter endured by his people. A tribunal of 135 men was hastily gathered in London, and although Charles refused to acknowledge the power of his subjects to try him, the death sentence was unanimously passed. On an icy winter's day on a scaffold outside Whitehall, in an event unique in English history, the King of England was executed. When the dead king's son, Charles II, was restored to the throne, he set about enacting a deadly wave of retribution against all those – the lawyers, the judges, the officers on the scaffold – responsible for his father's death. Some of the 'regicides' – the killers of the king – pleaded for mercy, while others stoically awaited their sentence. Many went into hiding in England, or fled to Europe or America. Those who were caught and condemned suffered agonising and degrading ends, while others saw out their days in hellish captivity. Bestselling historian Charles Spencer explores this violent clash of ideals through the individuals whose fates were determined by that one, momentous decision. A powerful tale of revenge from the dark heart of royal history and a fascinating insight into the dangers of political and religious allegiance in Stuart England, these are the shocking stories of the men who dared to kill a king.

The History of King-killers

Or, the 30th of January Commemorated: in the Lives of Thirty One Fanatick Saints, ... To be Continu'd Throughout the Year. Publish'd for the Consolation of the Sanctify'd Tribe of Blood-thirsty Republicans; and for the Information of True Christians, ... By One, who Heartily Wishes the Conversion of the Former, and the Increase and Prosperity of the Latter






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Killer of Kings

Author: Matthew Harffy

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Beobrand has land, men and riches. He should be content. And yet he cannot find peace until his enemies are food for the ravens. But before Beobrand can embark on his bloodfeud, King Oswald orders him southward, to escort holy men bearing sacred relics. When Penda of Mercia marches a warhost into the southern kingdoms, Beobrand and his men are thrown into the midst of the conflict. Beobrand soon finds himself fighting for his life and his honour. In the chaos that grips the south, dark secrets are exposed, bringing into question much that Beobrand had believed true. Can he unearth the answers and exact the vengeance he craves? Or will the blood-price prove too high, even for a warrior of his battle-fame and skill?

The King of Killers

Author: Remington Kane

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 210

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TAKEN! - THE KING OF KILLERS Book 19 of the TAKEN! Series By REMINGTON KANE Jessica goes head to head with a legendary serial killer, the notorious King of Killers, who once bested her famed father. As if hunting one monster wasn't enough, Mr. White must track down an escaped prisoner who will do anything to stay free.


True Stories of Crime and Detection

Author: Gary C. King

Publisher: Bleak House Books


Category: True Crime

Page: 302

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Bizarre, compelling, terrifying and authentic true crime stories of murder and mayhem. In these pages you will find a story about a tormented serial killer and how he resorted to cannibalism, a female celebrity's fan who had an obsession to murder her, torture murders, crimes of passion, among many others—chilling crimes that could only be perpetrated by the twisted minds and gruesome obsessions of coldblooded killers, the stuff that horror movies and novels are made of, brought to you from the vault of bestselling true crime author and serial killer expert Gary C. King. There are 15 terrifying, heart-pounding stories in all, guaranteed to keep you awake and your doors locked as only King, the Master of True Crime, can write them!

The Awful Grace of God

Religious Terrorism, White Supremacy, and the Unsolved Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

Author: Stuart Wexler

Publisher: Catapult


Category: History

Page: 446

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An in-depth examination of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination using declassified documents to reveal a secret right-wing terrorist network. The Awful Grace of God examines America’s most violent right-wing extremists, including Sam Bowers, head of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi; J.B. Stoner, founder of the National States’ Rights Party; and Reverend Wesley Swift, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian, who are the likely culprits behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Hancock and Wexler have sifted through thousands of pages of newly declassified law enforcement files on the King murder, conducted dozens of interviews with figures of the period, and re-examined information from several recent cold case investigations. Their research shed new light on the terrorist network built by these racist militant groups. The data they found—previously unavailable to congressional investigators—as well as the new data-mining techniques they employed will provide a roadmap for future investigation. “A timely study.” —Kirkus Reviews “A step in the [right] direction of a better understanding of a national tragedy.” —Booklist

The history of Justin, taken out of the four and forty books of Trogus Pompeius

containing the affairs of all aages and countries, both in peace and war, from the beginning of the world until the time of the Roman emperors. With an account of Justin, and the time when he flourished, from G. J. Vossius, and a list of the kings and emperors of the several monarchies, with the year of their reigns, from Eusebius, Berosus and Metasthenes. Tr. into English by Rob. Codrington, master of arts

Author: Marcus Junianus Justinus



Category: History

Page: 304

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