Killers of the King throws us into the aftermath of the bloodiest seven years of fighting in Britain’s history. In January 1649, the Parliament that had overpowered King Charles I in the civil war now faced a problem: what to do with a defeated king, a king who refused to surrender? In a monumentous series of events, the parliamentarians unanimously passed a death sentence on Charles I.
Acclaimed historian Charles Spencer explores this unique chapter in British history, following the men whose fates were determined by that one, momentous decision. Killers of the King is 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.