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Cavalier and King of Men

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby 1607-51

Cavalier and King of Men : James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby 1607-51

Series : Century of the Soldier 1618-1721

Author : John Callow

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 368 pages 7 photos, 13 ills, 4 maps

Not yet published - in Spring 2020 list

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James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, was a pivotal figure in the Civil War in Lancashire, between 1642-51, and in governance of North-West of England across a quarter of a Century. As Lord of the Isle of Man, he enjoyed quasi-royal powers and fostered a court culture on the island which expressed itself through poetry, plays, masques and conspicuous display. A religious visionary and man of letters, he was a supremely gifted peace time administrator who was suddenly thrown into the maelstrom of a civil war for which he was neither prepared nor militarily suited. He was a bright and reflexive courtier, conscious of the need for compromise, who was destroyed through his role in the massacre of Bolton, in 1644, and by the mistrust and ingratitude of successive Stuart monarchs. Triumphing at the battles of Warrington, he tasted bitter defeat at Sabden Brook and Wigan Lane. Yet he, more than perhaps anyone, was saviour of the Royalist cause after the Battle of Worcester, when he spirited the fugitive King Charles II to Boscobel Hall. Incredibly, ‘the Great Stanley’ has had no biographer until now. This book reveals him in his glory and his tragedy as Cavalier and Lord of Man.  

Additional Information

Publisher
Helion & Company
ISBN
9781913118860
Date of Publication
June 2020
Binding
Paperback
Book Size
248mm x 180mm
Pages
368 pages
Images
7 photos, 13 ills, 4 maps
Language
English text
Helion Book Code
HEL1213
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