‘Riveting…‘To Catch a King’ is as gripping as any thriller’ — Sunday Telegraph
To Catch a King is an enthralling piece of historical fact. As Charles II (son of the beheaded Charles I) is forced into hiding by the strength of Cromwell’s army, he enters a six week period where his survival relies on disguise, deception, and the dedication of his supporters. This history covers every detail of Charles’ escape, from the famous episode of his hiding in an oak tree, to witnessing joyous celebrations at his falsely reported death, via him dressing up as a milkmaid.
Charles Spencer (who has worked variously as a broadcaster, journalist and historian) follows this riveting chapter of the young king’s life in brilliant prose, and is an utterly charming speaker. We very much look forward to his illustrated talk.