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Old 10-01-2017, 01:55 AM
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Diana's brother Earl Spencer Pens New Book on Charles II

Princess Diana's Brother Charles Spencer Publishes His Latest History Book

Apparently Charles, Earl Spencer wrote a bestseller in 2015, Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I. Now, he's completed a new book, To Catch a King: Charles II's Great Escape.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:22 PM
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Princess Diana's Brother Charles Spencer Publishes His Latest History Book

Apparently Charles, Earl Spencer wrote a bestseller in 2015, Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I. Now, he's completed a new book, To Catch a King: Charles II's Great Escape.
Earl Spencer, who has a degree in History from Oxford, has written several very well-received books:

Althorp: the Story of an English House (1998)

The Spencers: a Personal History of an English Family (2000).

Blenheim, Battle for Europe (2004). This book was a Sunday Times best-seller, and was shortlisted for "History Book of the Year" at the 2005 National Book Awards.

Prince Rupert – The Last Cavalier
(2007).

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I (2014). This book was a Sunday Times best-seller.

Earl Spencer is no slouch academically.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:40 PM
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... [snipped]Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I (2014). This book was a Sunday Times best-seller.

Earl Spencer is no slouch academically.
I looked through "Killer of the King" in a bookshop. I think Earl Spencer's writing style is dryly academic. Some people might find it tedious to read. His portrayal of Sir George Downing was quite vivid though: a diplomat and consummate survivor.
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