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

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Traces four generations of the Pembroke family from the 1520s to the 1640s, discussing how their loyalties were brought into question and the circumstances that eventually forced the mid-seventeenth-century's Earl of Pembroke to rebel against the monarchy.

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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)"

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Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history--from the 1520s through 1650--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 recounts the story of a century-long power struggle between England's richest family and the English Crown--a fascinating study of divided loyalties, corruption, rights and privilege, and all the ambiguities involved in the exercise and maintenance of power and status.

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