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The King's Assassin - by Benjamin Woolley (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Author: Benjamin Woolley

Language: English

TCIN: 53525377
UPC: 9781250125033
Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-6044

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"Woolley has an entirely new, riveting tale to tell...A perfect choice for readers who love English history, especially the Stuart period."--Kirkus Reviews

"Woolley re-creates the charged sexual and emotional atmosphere surrounding Villiers on a stage packed with powerful, intelligent women, conniving and jealous men, and two kings in desperate need of human love...an engaging account of the personalities and political culture of early Stuart England." --Choice

"Woolley once again proves himself an adept sleuth among complex sources."--The Weekly Standard

"Engaging...active history collections should include this niche-filling examination."--Booklist

"Woolley draws on new evidence from noted toxiocologist John Henry who believes that someone probably murdered the king...an engrossing portrait of an ambitious man trusted by two kings that both casual reader and Stuart history fans can enjoy."--Publishers Weekly

On Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America

"A highly readable account . . . Woolley blends nuanced analysis with face-paced narrative." --Publishers Weekly

"Woolley tackles his subject with the same type of narrative gusto displayed by Nathaniel Philbrick . . . Like Philbrick, his treatment of a legendary event and era in American history is comprehensive and myth shattering." --Booklist

"Brilliantly framed narrative...fascinating...A well-told story." --Kirkus (starred review)

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