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Charles Spencer

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Charles Spencer

Charles Spencer was educated at Eton College and obtained his degree in Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was a reporter on NBC's "Today" show from 1986 until 1995, and is the author of four books, including the Sunday Times bestseller BLENHEIM: The Battle for Europe (shortlisted for History Book of the Year, National Book Awards) and PRINCE RUPERT: The Last Cavalier.

Charles Spencer

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by Charles Spencer - History, Nonfiction

On August 18, 1648, the royalist garrison holding Colchester Castle surrendered and Oliver Cromwell’s army firmly ended the rule of Charles I of England. The rebels executed four of the senior officers captured at the castle. Yet still, the king refused to accept he had lost the war. As France and other allies mobilized in support of Charles, a tribunal was hastily gathered and a death sentence was passed. On January 30, 1649, the King of England was executed. This is the account of the 59 regicides, the men who signed Charles I’s death warrant.