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Titel: Colonel Blood - The Man Who Stole The Crown ...
Verlag: Alan Sutton
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st edition..
Cloth, dj, F/F. xii+212pp, 8pp b/w plates, index, a fine copy in a fine dustjacket. Biography of Thomas Blood [ 1618 - 1680 ] an Irish soldier who served under Cromwell and is best remembered for attempting to steal the Crown Jewels. He failed and amazingly was pardoned by Charles II not just for this crime but also for many others Blood had committed. There is speculation that the robbery was a plan, to which the King was privy, to finance the Royal Coffers. 550 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29634
Inhaltsangabe: Thomas Blood (1618-80) was a celebrity in his own lifetime, even though this celebrity was based on infamy. A turncoat, spy and double agent, Blood is most notorious for being the only person to successfully steal the crown jewels. This book not only explores the rich seam of villainy inherent in Blood's rumbustious career, but also depicts in detail the effects of the civil war and the means by which the crown maintained power in the difficult early years of Charles II's reign by fully exploiting a prototypical intelligence network. From all of this Blood emerges as a complex, perhaps even a tortured figure. Was he simply a daredevil, or something altogether more driven, compelled to confront authority at every turn and live by his own standards, a permanent rebel and outsider?
Über den Autor: David Hanrahan is a headteacher and lecturer in the philosophy of education at the University of Ireland, Galway. He has written numerous articles on Ireland in the Civil Wars as well as an illustrated history of the Irish accordian.
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