To Catch a King
How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? The ninth Earl Spencer presents a nail-biting real-life adventure, the epic story of Charles II’s astonishing evasion of Parliamentary forces after his defeat at the 1651 battle of Worcester. With his supporters killed or imprisoned, the ensuing weeks of deception, disguise and disappearance tested Charles’s grit, fortitude and good luck to the limits. Based on extensive archive material, Spencer uses trusted sources and recently-discovered first-hand accounts from the 1600s to re-tell the most dramatic and thrilling episode of the young king’s life.