Posted by Simon Parke, 23 Jan 2017
In my new historical fiction, ‘The soldier, the gaoler, the spy and her lover,’ the lover in the story is King Charles, who conducted an affair with Jane Whorwood, his spy-mistress, while imprisoned in Carisbrooke castle on the Isle of Wight.
Charles stands apart. He is the only English monarch to be executed, a very particular achievement…
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