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  • Shortlisted for History Book of the Year at the 2005 National Book Awards, and becoming a first Sunday Times best-seller for Earl Spencer, Blenheim is the tale of the thrilling campaign that produced the first British military triumph on European soil since Agincourt, 300 years earlier. All books are signed by Charles Spencer. If you would like a personal dedication, please add the wording in the field below.
  • Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for over 500 years. In this book Charles Spencer (the present Earl Spencer) gives an extremely personal perspective on what it is like to be the owner of one of Britain’s great, privately-owned, historic houses. All books are signed by Charles Spencer. If you would like a personal dedication, please add the wording in the field below.
  • Bestselling historian Charles Spencer explores this violent clash of ideals through the individuals whose fates were determined by that one, momentous decision. A powerful tale of revenge from the dark heart of royal history and a fascinating insight into the dangers of political and religious allegiance in Stuart England, these are the shocking stories of the men who dared to kill a king. All books are signed by Charles Spencer. If you would like a personal dedication, please add the wording in the field below.
  • In Charles Spencer's beautifully written biography, Prince Rupert is revealed as more than just a great general and dashing cavalier. He was also a scientist and an artist, a lover and an inventor: a true renaissance prince. From his dramatic escape as a baby through the snows of Bohemia to respected older statesman in Restoration England, this is the first comprehensive biography of the greatest cavalier of them all. All books are signed by Charles Spencer. If you would like a personal dedication, please add the wording in the field below.
  • The sinking of the White Ship on the 25th November 1120 is one of the greatest disasters that England has ever suffered. Its repercussions would change English and European history for ever. King Henry I was sailing for England in triumph after four years of fighting the French. Congregating with the king at the port of Barfleur on that freezing November night was the cream of Anglo-Norman society: three of his children, including the only legitimate male heir to the throne, as well as the flower of the aristocracy, famous knights, and mighty courtiers. All books are signed by Charles Spencer. If you would like a personal dedication, please add the wording in the field below.
  • The sinking of the White Ship on the 25th November 1120 is one of the greatest disasters that England has ever suffered. Its repercussions would change English and European history for ever. King Henry I was sailing for England in triumph after four years of fighting the French. Congregating with the king at the port of Barfleur on that freezing November night was the cream of Anglo-Norman society: three of his children, including the only legitimate male heir to the throne, as well as the flower of the aristocracy, famous knights, and mighty courtiers. All books are signed by Charles Spencer. If you would like a personal dedication, please add the wording in the field below.
  • How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? King Charles I was beheaded in 1649 outside his palace of Whitehall. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was defeated by Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester. Expecting to meet the fate of his father, Charles fled for his life. From hiding in an oak tree to travelling as one half of an eloping couple and observing celebrations of his rumoured demise, he relied on grit, fortitude and good luck to survive. In this gripping, action-packed, true adventure story, bestselling author Charles Spencer draws on extensive archive material, Pepys’s account and many others to retell the epic adventure of Charles II. All books are signed by Charles Spencer. If you would like a personal dedication, please add the wording in the field below.
  • How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? King Charles I was beheaded in 1649 outside his palace of Whitehall. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was defeated by Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester. Expecting to meet the fate of his father, Charles fled for his life. From hiding in an oak tree to travelling as one half of an eloping couple and observing celebrations of his rumoured demise, he relied on grit, fortitude and good luck to survive. In this gripping, action-packed, true adventure story, bestselling author Charles Spencer draws on extensive archive material, Pepys’s account and many others to retell the epic adventure of Charles II. All books are signed by Charles Spencer. If you would like a personal dedication, please add the wording in the field below.

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