No English monarch can compare in the drama of his life with Charles I, and no English king still arouses such bitter dissention. Slight of stature, afflicted with a stammer, inheritor of all the constitutional and social conflicts of his father, James I's reign, Charles I came to the throne with few advantages.


John Bowle has written a biography on the grand scale, drawing on a wide range of sources. He encompases the whole sweep of Jacobean and Caroline England and recreates the extraordinary richness of that society.


John Bowle

Charles the First