Rebellion, persecution and injustice in Restoration England are the themes of this colourful and passionate book about the last woman to be beheaded in England. Lady Alice Lisle was the last remaining link with the hated regicides, the men who signed Charles I's death warrant, and when she gave shelter to a clergyman who had been involved in the popular uprising known as Monmouth's Rebellion, Judge Jeffreys, the 'Hanging Judge', showed no mercy. "The Regicide's Widow" recreates a disturbing period of British history through the characters of Lady Alice Lisle and Judge Jeffreys, a period when fairness, justice and truth were cast aside in the interests of political power and conformity. It is a truly Machiavellian story of statecraft, with government and judiciary involved in a ruthless display of might. In the end this display worked against them, for while it did not lead to direct revolt, the effects were so harsh and memories so vivid that the people of the West were among the most energetic supporters of the Glorious Revolution which three years after the Bloody Assize brought James' rule to an end.
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Antony Whitaker OBE is a barrister and was for many years legal manager of Times Newspapers Ltd. He has written extensively for The Times and the Sunday Times and lives in East Sussex.
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Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 0.75 New hardback copies at a reduced price; published £20.00. ; Lady Alice Lisle was the last woman to be beheaded in England. Her trial was the first of Judge Jeffreys's infamous Bloody Assize. Illustrated. ; 242 pages. Codice libro della libreria 41283
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Codice libro della libreria mon0000443932
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P11075094434X
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX075094434X