The King's Assassin: The Secret Plot To Murder King James I
- European History
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A royal whodunit
Handsome young George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, utterly enraptured King James I and became gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615. For a decade, Villiers was at the king’s side—at court, on state occasions, and in bed, right up to James’s death in March, 1625.
Villiers’ enemies accused him of poisoning the king, but a parliamentary investigation came to nothing. Were the charges accurate? Benjamin Woolley unravels this complex case, drawing on new evidence that suggests that a deadly combination of hubris and vulnerability did indeed drive Villiers to kill the king.
Combining compelling narrative with authoritative forensic investigation, Woolley sheds new light on King James’s death, and on the captivating figure at its center.
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|Release Date:||July 17, 2018|