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The tyrannicide brief : the story of the man who sent Charles I to the scaffold

Author: Geoffrey Robertson
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2006.
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"John Cooke was a plebeian, son of a poor Leicestershire farmer. His puritan conscience, political vision and love of civil liberty gave him the courage to bring the King’s trail to its dramatic conclusion: the English republic. Cromwell appointed him as a reforming Chief Justice in Ireland, but in 1660 he was dragged back to the Old Bailey, tried and brutally executed. Geoffrey Robertson QC, the internationally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: John Cook; Charles, King of England; John Cook; Charles, King of England; John Cook
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Robertson
ISBN: 9780099499428 0099499428
OCLC Number: 156344609
Description: 429 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Revolution. 1. A man of the middling sort --
2. Strafford, ship money and a search for self --
3. A King in check --
4. The breath of an unfee’d lawyer --
5. What the independents would have --
6. The Poor Man’s case --
7. Malignant blood. Part II: Republic. 8. To clutch the swimming hare --
9. The hare, clutched: Cooke’s charge --
10. The King’s trial --
11. Farewell sovereignty --
12. ’Stone dead hath no fellow’ --
13. Impressions on white paper --
14. The protectorate. Part III: Restoration. 15. Tumbledown Dick --
16. Endgame --
17. ’They all seemed dismayed...’ --
18. The trial of John Cooke --
19. A trembling walk with god --
20. Long live the King.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Robertson.

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Charles I waged civil wars that cost one in ten Englishmen their lives. But in 1649 parliament was hard put to find a lawyer with the skill and daring to prosecute a King who was above the law - in  Read more...

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