Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 June 2019

288 Pages | 14 black and white illustrations; 2 maps


ISBN: 9780198820734

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Charles I's Killers in America

The Lives and Afterlives of Edward Whalley and William Goffe

Matthew Jenkinson

  • The story of Charles I's killers, as they fled to America upon the Restoration in 1660
  • The first full-length reinterpretation of the regicides, overturning an historical orthodoxy that has persisted for three centuries
  • Looks at their lives as fugitives, and the extent to which they were on the run from a supposedly unrelenting Charles II
  • Illuminates how the men became folk heroes as forebears of the American Revolution after their deaths, and how the drama of their story became embellished