The King's Assassin
The Secret Plot to Murder King James I by Benjamin Woolley
- Published: Aug 26, 2020
"... David Timson narrates this sweeping history of the court of King James I... Timson's emotionally demonstrative tones echo throughout this complex study of Villiers and the British court, adding suspense to every turn..." AudioFile... read more
The King's Assassin - PDF free download eBook
Looking for file the-kings-assassin.pdf to download for free? Use our search system and download the ebook for computer, smartphone or online reading. Also, you can buy a paper edition of The King's Assassin for only $26.99. Links to the on-line stores you'll find on this page.
Details of The King's Assassin
- Exact title of the book
- The King's Assassin
- Book author
- Benjamin Woolley
- Macmillan Audio
- Dec 04, 2018
- PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
- File size (in PDF)
- about 1200 kB
Some brief overview of book
"... David Timson narrates this sweeping history of the court of King James I... Timson's emotionally demonstrative tones echo throughout this complex study of Villiers and the British court, adding suspense to every turn..." AudioFile Magazine An absorbing account of the conspiracy to kill King James I by his handsome lover, the Duke of Buckingham, a historical crime that has remained hidden for 400 years.
The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615, the young gallant enraptured James, Britains first Stuart king, royal adoration reaching such an intensity that the king declared he wanted the courtier to become his wife. For a decade, Villiers was at the kings side at court, on state occasions, and in bed, right up to Jamess death in March 1625.
Almost immediately, Villiers many enemies accused him of poisoning the king. A parliamentary investigation was launched, and scurrilous pamphlets and ballads circulated Londons streets. But the charges came to nothing, and were relegated to a historical footnote.
Now, new research suggests that a deadly combination of hubris and vulnerability did indeed drive Villiers to kill the man who made him. It may have been by accident the application of a quack remedy while the king was weakened by a malarial attack. But there is compelling evidence that Villiers, overcome by ambition and frustrated by Jamess passive approach to government, poisoned him.
In The Kings Assassin, acclaimed author Benjamin Woolley examines this remarkable, even tragic story. Combining vivid characterization and a strong narrative with historical scholarship and forensic investigation, Woolley tells the story of King Jamess death, and of the captivating figure at its center.
Download The Kings Assassin as e-book
Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.
The King's Assassin
Free service that helps find an e-book in automatic mode on private file-sharing servers.