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Quarrel with the king the story of an English family on the high road to civil war by Adam Nicolson

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Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Herbert, William, -- Sir, -- 1507-1570 -- Family,
  • Herbert family,
  • Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Charles I, 1625-1649

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAdam Nicolson.
GenreBiography.
ContributionsNicolson, Adam, 1957-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA306.H47 N53 2008
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationix, 306 p., [16] p. of plates
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16488707M
ISBN 109780061154317
LC Control Number2008004262
OCLC/WorldCa191898135

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Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history—from the s through —Quarrel with the King tells the remarkable saga of one of the greatest families in English history, the Pembrokes, following their glamorous trajectory across three generations of change, ambition, resistance, and war. With vivid color and fascinating detail, acclaimed historian Adam Nicolson /5(12).   Quarrel with the King tells the story of the first four earls of Pembroke, their wives, children, estates, tenants, and allies, following their high and glamorous trajectory from the s through the most turbulent and dramatic years of English historyacross three generations of change, ambition, resistance, and war/5(33).   Spanning England's most turbulent and dramatic decades -- from the s to the s -- Quarrel with the King tells the story of four generations of one of the greatest families in English history, the Pembrokes, and follows their glamorous trajectory across years of /5(12).   In Quarrel with the King, Adam Nicolson, the bestselling author of God’s Secretaries and Seize the Fire, explores questions of loyalty, power, betrayal, and rebellion, as witnessed through the life and times of one of England’s richest and most influential families.

Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history—from the s through —Quarrel with the King tells the remarkable saga of one of the greatest families in English history, the Pembrokes, following their glamorous trajectory across three generations of change, ambition, resistance, and war. With vivid color and fascinating detail, acclaimed historian Adam Nicolson /5(9). Travel writer and popular historian Nicolson (God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible, , etc.) describes the early earls as consumed by “the dream of Arcadia” (a theme he follows throughout), profoundly conservative in their land management and cultural tastes. He chronicles the Herberts’ rise in wealth and political influence and assesses their patronage of the : Adam Nicolson. Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history—from the s through —Quarrel with the King tells the remarkable saga of one of the greatest families in English history, the Pembrokes, following their glamorous trajectory across three generations of change, ambition, resistance, and war.   In Quarrel with the King, Adam Nicolson, the bestselling author of God's Secretaries and Seize the Fire, explores questions of loyalty, power, betrayal, and rebellion, as witnessed through the life and times of one of England's richest and most influential families/5(8).

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