1681 King Charles I Eikon Basilike Trial English Civil War John Gauden London
1681 King Charles I Eikon Basilike Trial English Civil War John Gauden London. "I intended not only to oblige my friends, but Mine enemies also". The autobiography of King Charles I of England was published shortly after he was executed following the English Civil War. Known as' Eikon Basilike', this diary gives light to the life of the king, as well as prayers, and secrets of the English military that led into the Civil War. While it is not certain that Charles I was the author or not, it is recognized as a work of Royalist propaganda and quite popular, even though it was highly disapproved of. This 1681 Royston printing features the expected allegorical frontispiece which depicts Charles I as a Christian martyr. : The pourtraicture of his Sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings. Norton for Richard Royston, bookseller to His most Sacred Majesty [MDCLXXXI]. Collation: Complete with all pages. Binding: Leather; tight and secure.