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The Resource Charles I's killers in America : the lives & afterlives of Edward Whalley & William Goffe, Matthew Jenkinson

Charles I's killers in America : the lives & afterlives of Edward Whalley & William Goffe, Matthew Jenkinson

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Charles I's killers in America : the lives & afterlives of Edward Whalley & William Goffe
Title
Charles I's killers in America
Title remainder
the lives & afterlives of Edward Whalley & William Goffe
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Jenkinson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the British monarchy was restored in 1660, King Charles II was faced with the conundrum of what to do with those who had been involved in the execution of his father eleven years earlier. Facing a grisly fate at the gallows, some of the men who had signed Charles I's death warrant fled to America. 'Charles I's Killers in America' traces the gripping story of two of these men - Edward Whalley and William Goffe - and their lives in America, from their welcome in New England until their deaths there. With fascinating insights into the governance of the American colonies in the seventeenth century, and how a network of colonists protected the regicides, Matthew Jenkinson overturns the enduring theory that Charles II unrelentingly sought revenge for the murder of his father. 'Charles I's Killers in America' also illuminates the regicides' afterlives, with conclusions that have far-reaching implications for our understanding of Anglo-American political and cultural relations. Novels, histories, poems, plays, paintings, and illustrations featuring the fugitives were created against the backdrop of America's revolutionary strides towards independence and its forging of a distinctive national identity. The history of the 'king-killers' was distorted and embellished as they were presented as folk heroes and early champions of liberty, protected by proto-revolutionaries fighting against English tyranny. Jenkinson rewrites this once-ubiquitous and misleading historical orthodoxy, to reveal a far more subtle and compelling picture of the regicides on the run
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkinson, Matthew
Dewey number
941.0620922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA419.5.A1
LC item number
J46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charles
  • Whalley, Edward
  • Goffe, William
  • Escapes
  • Regicides
  • Regicides in popular culture
  • Great Britain
  • New England
  • Charles
  • Goffe, William
  • Whalley, Edward
  • Assassination
  • Escapes
  • Manners and customs
  • Regicides
  • Great Britain
  • New England
Label
Charles I's killers in America : the lives & afterlives of Edward Whalley & William Goffe, Matthew Jenkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1050134323
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780198820734
Lccn
2018956450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Charles I's killers in America : the lives & afterlives of Edward Whalley & William Goffe, Matthew Jenkinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1050134323
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780198820734
Lccn
2018956450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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