One of the things you will learn this hour is how close New Haven came to being a possession of Spain. Even if you think you know the story of the New Haven Regicides, the men who fled to the New World rather than face punishment, by which I mean death, for their complicity in the execution of Charles I, we probably have some surprises for you.
By we, I mean Lord Charles Spencer, who joins me in studio to talk about his book, Killers of the King. Spencer writes a very brisk and compelling style of history. To put it another way, if you like Game of Thrones, it's a pretty easy leap from there to this story.
So, if your family had any role in hiding these men back in the 1660s, it's a good day to come forward. Charles and I will make the best possible deal for you.
- Lord Charles Spencer, Ninth Earl Spencer - Author of Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I; brother of Princess Diana
- Tim Harris - Professor of European History at Brown University and the author of a trilogy of books on the British monarchy: Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms 1660-1685, Revolution: The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy, 1685-1720, and Rebellion: Britain's First Stuart Kings
Chion Wolf and Betsy Kaplan contributed to this show, which originally aired on February 24, 2015.