Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War

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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 1520s to 1650--Quarrel with the King tells the story of four generations of the Pembroke family, following their glamorous trajectory across 130 years of change, ambition, resistance, and war, culminating in rebellion against the king.

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Quarrel with the King 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 1520s through 1650—the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history—across three generations of change, ambition, resistance, and war. The Pembrokes were at the heart of it all: the richest family... Full description

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"This is a rich, informative and original book." -- Noel Malcolm, Daily Telegraph (London)

"Beautifully written and finely balanced. . . . A disarmingly readable contribution to the history of ideas. . . . An elegant, thoughtful, imaginative book about the need for dreams and the ugliness of modernisation. . . . His book will give abiding pleasure."--Sunday Times (London)

"This is a rich, informative and original book."--Noel Malcolm, Daily Telegraph (London)

"Absorbing. . . . Wonderful, lyrical and contemplative."--The Guardian

"A superb book, beautifully written, subtle, passionate, questioning, mind-altering and wise."--Daily Mail (London)

"A moving account of the Elizabethan golden age, retold through the varying fortunes of the Pembroke family, and a tour de force. . . . A brilliantly imaginative and beautifully written coup of scholarship."--The Observer (London)

A moving account of the Elizabethan golden age, retold through the varying fortunes of the Pembroke family, and a tour de force. . . . A brilliantly imaginative and beautifully written coup of scholarship. --The Observer (London)"

A superb book, beautifully written, subtle, passionate, questioning, mind-altering and wise. --Daily Mail (London)"

Absorbing. . . . Wonderful, lyrical and contemplative. --The Guardian"

This is a rich, informative and original book. --Noel Malcolm, Daily Telegraph (London)"

Beautifully written and finely balanced. . . . A disarmingly readable contribution to the history of ideas. . . . An elegant, thoughtful, imaginative book about the need for dreams and the ugliness of modernisation. . . . His book will give abiding pleasure. --Sunday Times (London)"

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