To Catch a King - Charles II's Great Escape
Thur 12 Oct
14:00 - 15:00
£10, £9 concessions
Interviewed by Elizabeth Buchan
In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies. But Charles escaped and for the next six weeks went on the run. Based on extensive archive material Charles Spencer tells the gripping story of the manhunt for Charles II, and the people, and places, that saved a king.
About the Author: Earl Spencer obtained a degree in Modern History at Oxford before becoming a reporter for NBC’s Today Show from 1986 to 1995. He is the author of four books including Sunday Times bestseller Blenheim: Battle for Europe, Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier and Killers of the King.
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