Who Killed The King?

Aug 28, 2018

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. 


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Chion Wolf and Betsy Kaplan contributed to this show, which originally aired on February 24, 2015.