[Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE

Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky

Charles I: An Abbreviated Life Free read Ü 9 The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly entangled series of religious and political disputes. As others have noted Kishlansky seems to go out of his way to put the best face on Charles I s actions whereas the traditional view has been that Charles was devious and a bit incompetent However the author s focus on the uniue times in which Charles lived helps explain at least in part his failure as a king Charles reign saw a rapid growth among various Christian sects in Britain from the Presbyterians in Scotland to the Puritans and their affiliates in England and this period also saw the beginnings of the influx of Protestants to Ireland while many Puritans went to New England a good number decamped to Ireland and helped increase and exacerbate the Protestant Catholic divide Charles was firmly in favor of the State Church of England and he was married to a French Catholic neither of which endeared him to those who favored an independent church or churches or kirk in Scotland Echoes of the English Civil war appeared in the US Constitution in the form of the First Amendment prohibiting the establishment of a state religion or churchBut regardless of the adverse circumstances Charles found himself in which included wars with neighboring countries in addition to his religious troubles he often seemed tone deaf to the effect his actions would have and he failed to exert force when force might have nipped a conspiracy in the bud I find it hard to imagine Henry VIII being as tolerant of the actions of Parliament as Charles was Charles seemed to lack the confidence and ability to inspire fear that emanated from Henry so readily In this sense Charles was weak and yet in different times with fewer challenges he might have been considered at least an average king Instead he became the one and only king in British history to be tried by Parliament and condemned to deathThis book is an easy read and though it is short it covers the history of Charles reign with sufficient depth for any person who simply wishes to gain an understanding of Charles and of the English Revolution The 100 pages of Kishlansky s book is about 50 times than I received on the subject in my college European History course so I am satisfied

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Charles I: An Abbreviated Life Free read Ü 9 In Mark Kishlansky's brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles created his own catastrophe but he was nonetheless opposed by men with far fewer scruples and less consistency who for often uit. This is one of the first at the time of writing of a new series of books about kings and ueens of England These are short books designed to give a brief overview in a nice small format If the others in the series are as good as this they will demonstrate the great role that shorter surveys play in the study of history So often I find detail can obscure rather than elucidate This book does an admirable job of looking at the big themes mainly political and helping give a picture of the period and the character of the man of blood Despite my inflammatory use of this phrase sorry Cavaliers all the author takes a broadly sympathetic view of Charles and again it s a great strength of the format and author that not being bound to the tyranny of detail allows the book to follow and explain a clear viewpoint I m now looking forward to how they deal with Cromwell when that one comes out

Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky

Charles I: An Abbreviated Life Free read Ü 9 E contradictory reasons conspired to destroy him This is a remarkable portrait of one of the most talented thoughtful loyal moral artistically alert and yet somehow disastrous of all this country's rule. 35 starsA good introduction to the life of Charles I However you uickly realise that his reign was far too complex to be limited to 100 pages So though this book is a good jumping off point and while I appreciate it didn t specifically demonise anyone but instead allowed you to develop your own opinions if you truly want to understand what happened I would suggest a thorough biography


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  1. says: review Charles I: An Abbreviated Life Mark A. Kishlansky Û 9 Read [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE

    [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE Mark A. Kishlansky Û 9 Read Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky Mark Kishlansky gives us a strong opening statement Charles I is the most despised monarch in Britain's historical memory Considering that among his predecessors were murderers rapists psychotics and the mentally challenged this is no small distinction pix Inevitably nothing else can measure up to that openingHis is a bit of an odd book admittedly it is a very short book and so there is a limit to what one c

  2. says: [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE review Charles I: An Abbreviated Life

    [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE As others have noted Kishlansky seems to go out of his way to put the best face on Charles I's actions whereas the traditional view has been that Charles was devious and a bit incompetent However the author's focus on the uniue times in which Charles lived helps explain at least in part his failure as a king Cha

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    [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky If you are looking for a uick and balanced take on the life and reign of Charles I this is it It is somewhere between a full length biography and a Wikipedia article in length and it assigns blame to both all? sides in the tumultuous era of Charles's reign Insightful but because of its brevity leaves out a lot of material

  4. says: [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE Mark A. Kishlansky Û 9 Read Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky

    Mark A. Kishlansky Û 9 Read [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE This is one of the first at the time of writing of a new series of books about kings and ueens of England These are short books designed to give a brief overview in a nice small format If the others in the series are as good as this they will demonstrate the great role that shorter surveys play in the study of history So often I find detail can obscure rather than elucidate This book does an admirable job of looking at

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    Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky Mark A. Kishlansky Û 9 Read review Charles I: An Abbreviated Life I disagree with the first sentence of this book Charles I is the most despised monarch in Britain's historical memory That distinction belongs to King John who not only had his powers limited by Magna Carta but went down in history as a sniveling villain Even Charles I's detractors acknowledged his personal virtues including his devotion to

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    [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE Mark A. Kishlansky Û 9 Read Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky Some history books simply regurgitate what everyone else says but others make you see things from a completely different perspective This book falls into the latter category and it made me think about the factors which led to the English Civil

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    Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky Mark A. Kishlansky Û 9 Read review Charles I: An Abbreviated Life nothing like a bit of regicide on a saturday morning

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    [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE Another worthy edition in the Penguin Monarchs series Mark Kishlansky attempts a revisionist biography of Charles I which tries to positively spin the king who lost his head by stacking up the problems he faced r

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    Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE 35 starsA good introduction to the life of Charles I However you uickly realise that his reign was far too complex to be limited to 100 pages So though this book is a good jumping off point and while I appreciate it didn't specifically demonise anyone but instead allowed you to develop your own opinions if you truly want to understa

  10. says: review Charles I: An Abbreviated Life [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE Read & Download Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Mark A. Kishlansky

    [Charles I: An Abbreviated Life] EBOOK / KINDLE The truth behind one of history's most maligned kingsThis biographer doesn't mince his words when it comes to his main subject Charles is neither hero not villain He's judged in the context of the era he belongs to which means that for fans and apologists of either side especially Cromwell are in for a rude awakening Despite being short this bio covers all important aspects of Charles life and reign

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  • Hardcover
  • 120
  • Charles I: An Abbreviated Life
  • Mark A. Kishlansky
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 9780141979830