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Charles I's Executioners Civil War, Regicide and the Republic by James Hobson

I found this rather dry, although it is thoroughly researched and the regicides led interesting lives, although they were mostly a pretty nasty lot. They were somewhat fanatical men but James Hobson concludes that they had noble principles, and that 'they should never be remembered without gratitude'. He is critical of King Charles 1. The 59 regicides include Deane, who the Royalist Edward Hyde called a 'bold and excellent officer', Hewson, who rode through London on the day of the King's execution forbidding public mourning, and Venn who was so hated that the parishionersat his church put a new bowl on top of the font, so that baptised children weren't tainted by sharing it! The 59 came from many different backgrounds, had varied careers, and didn't share the same beliefs. This is well-worth reading if you are interested in King Charles 1, and the English Civil War. I received this free ebook from  NetGalley  in return for an honest review.

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