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Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War (Paperback)

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In Quarrel with the King, Adam Nicolson, the bestselling author of God’s Secretaries and Seize the Fire, explores questions of loyalty, power, betrayal, and rebellion, as witnessed through the life and times of one of England’s richest and most influential families. Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history—from the 1520s to 1650—Quarrel with the King tells the story of four generations of the Pembroke family, following their glamorous trajectory across 130 years of change, ambition, resistance, and war, culminating in rebellion against the king.

About the Author


Adam Nicols on is the author of Seamanship, God's Secretaries, and Seize the Fire. He has won both the Somerset Maugham and William Heinemann awards, and he lives with his family at Sissinghurst Castle in England.

Praise For…


“A moving account of the Elizabethan golden age, retold through the varying fortunes of the Pembroke family, and a tour de force. . . . A brilliantly imaginative and beautifully written coup of scholarship.”
— The Observer (London)

“A superb book, beautifully written, subtle, passionate, questioning, mind-altering and wise.”
— Daily Mail (London)

“Absorbing. . . . Wonderful, lyrical and contemplative.”
— The Guardian

“This is a rich, informative and original book.”
— Noel Malcolm, Daily Telegraph (London)

“Beautifully written and finely balanced. . . . A disarmingly readable contribution to the history of ideas. . . . An elegant, thoughtful, imaginative book about the need for dreams and the ugliness of modernisation. . . . His book will give abiding pleasure.”
Sunday Times (London)


Product Details
ISBN: 9780061154324
ISBN-10: 0061154326
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
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