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The Trial Of Charles I by C.V. Wedgwood
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Dec 28, 2010

really liked it
Read in December, 2010

A bit lightweight compared to Wedgwood's masterful King's Peace and King's War, but her psychological acuity, narrative sense, and gorgeous prose are on firm display. One wishes the trial itself hadn't been quite so anticlimactic (lawyerly types who actually get interested in whether a tribunal is regularly constituted will feel satisfied, but few others will, I suspect), but the portraits of the serene king, the vacillating Fairfax, and the brooding Cromwell are ably sketched.

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