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The audacious crimes of Colonel Blood : the spy who stole the crown jewels and became the king's secret agent

Author: Robert Hutchinson
Publisher: New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Pegasus books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson daringly attempted to seize the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Astonishingly, he managed to escape with the regalia and crown before being apprehended. And yet he was not executed for treason. Instead, the king granted him a generous income and he became a familiar strutting figure in the royal court's glittering state apartments ... Hutchinson paints a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Thomas Blood; Thomas Blood
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hutchinson
ISBN: 9781681771441 1681771446
OCLC Number: 951550909
Description: xxvi, 341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Capture the castle --
Escape and evasion --
A taste for conspiracy --
A friend in need --
An incident in St James's --
The most audacious crime --
A royal pardon --
Coming in from the cold --
The ways of the Lord --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Robert Hutchinson.

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"One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson daringly attempted to seize the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Astonishingly, he managed to escape with the regalia and crown before being apprehended. And yet he was not executed for treason. Instead, the king granted him a generous income and he became a familiar strutting figure in the royal court's glittering state apartments ... Hutchinson paints a ... portrait of a double agent bent on ambiguous political and personal motivation, and provides an ... account of the perils and conspiracies that abounded in Restoration England"--Dust jacket flap.

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