Charles Spencer at Chorleywood Bookshop

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  • Join Chorleywood Bookshop and Charles Spencer on Friday 16th February, 7.30pm at The Junction, Christ Church, WD3 5SG for a fascinating evening!

    How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?

    In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles II, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies. With his supporters killed or imprisoned, surely it was a foregone conclusion that he would be caught and follow his father to the block?

    Pursued relentlessly Charles fled using disguise, deception and relying on grit, fortitude and good luck. He suffered grievously through weeks when his cause seemed hopeless, yet he prevailed to claim his crown.

    Join Chorleywood Bookshop and bestselling author Charles Spencer for a gripping night and celebrate this remarkable tale! Based on extensive archive material, Charles Spencer, author of Killers of the King, uses trusted sources and first-hand accounts from the 1600’s in his retelling of this epic adventure.

    Event book voucher £10.00, book ‘To Catch A King: Charles II’s Great Escape’ will be just £15.00 (RRP £20.00) on the night!

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