A COFFIN FOR KING CHARLES by C.V. Wedgwood

A COFFIN FOR KING CHARLES

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On Nov. 20, 1648, the army and Cromwell demanded of Parliament that King Charles be tried before a High Court of Justice on the capital charge of High Treason. Convicted after a badly-conducted trial, Charles was beheaded on Jan. 30, 1649, in front of his own palace in Whitehall, an act which shocked all Europe. At the trial, Charles dominated the Court by his dignity and his refusal to answer the charges brought against him, bringing protest against his sentence even from his enemies. The book describes the trial and execution with the lucidity of an eye witness, while explaining the political dissensions and the state of England at the time.

Publisher: Macmillan