A Royal Passion: The Turbulent Marriage of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France (Hardcover)

The Turbulent Marriage of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France

By Katie Whitaker

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393060799, 374pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2010

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When Charles became involved in war with Puritan Scotland, popular hatred of Henrietta's Catholicism roused Parliament to fury. As the opposition party embraced new values of liberty and republicanism--the blueprint for the American War of Independence and the French Revolution--Charles's fears for his wife's safety drove him into a civil war that would cost him his crown and his head Rejecting centuries of hostile historical tradition, prize-winning biographer Katie Whitaker uses a host of original sources--including many unpublished manuscripts and letters--to create an intimate portrait of a remarkable marriage.
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