Regulated for Murder by Suzanne AdairThis mystery thriller is set in 1781 in North Carolina. Michael Stoddard is a lieutenant for the king who has been asked to investigate a questionable land deal in Wilmington, the city he is stationed in. He finds traps and a missing man, but is quickly pulled off the case to courier an urgent message inland to Lord Cornwallis. He heads for the town of Hillsborough dressed as a civilian to meet his contact, but he arrives on the doorstep just after said contact has been murdered, in time to see the supposed perpetrator disappear into the woods. The law in town is a questionable bunch of men, that Stoddard himself suspects the origins of, and they insist on his staying and not only cooperating in the investigation, but doing some of the investigating. Michael is in luck that an acquaintance from Wilmington is also in town, and is willing to assist in passing him off as a civilian and giving him shelter. As he continues to investigate he finds himself more and more suspicious of the law in town and worried about his own safety and those who have helped him.
With a little romance, a lot of suspense, and interesting characters galore, this is a mystery that will keep you glued to the page. I liked the main character of Michael who comes off as an upright member of society, with a slightly secretive past back in England. The widow Kate Duncan is an intelligent business woman who had an unhappy marriage and may be interested in Michael. Her aunt Rachel is another intelligent business woman who has tried to hide her trials from her family, but recognizes when it is time to be forthright. The young man Noah, who everyone has dismissed an an idiot because of his deafness is a gem of a character with hidden depths. Definitely interested in reading more. Wondering how Michael will fare when the English retreat from the United States.
English Civil War: An Overview
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. From royalism and religion to money and women, Dr Mark Stoyle uncovers the complex motivations behind the choosing of sides in the English Civil War. Between and England was torn apart by a bloody civil war. On the one hand stood the supporters of King Charles I: the Royalists. On the other stood the supporters of the rights and privileges of Parliament: the Parliamentarians. Shortly before the war broke out, partisans of both sides began to apply an insulting nickname to their opponents, little dreaming that the two scornful labels which they had chosen for each other would ring down through the succeeding centuries. To the Parliamentarians, the Royalists were 'Cavaliers' - a term derived from the Spanish word 'Caballeros', meaning armed troopers or horsemen.
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Here are four individuals which shaped this course of events., An army formed in by the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War and disbanded in after the Restoration.
The civil wars of seventeenth-century England also involved the two other kingdoms ruled by the Stuart dynasty, Scotland and Ireland. The invasion of England by a Scottish army seeking religious concessions in and again in precipitated political deadlock in London, which paved the way for a rebellion by Catholic Ireland October The struggle between King Charles I and his Westminster Parliament over who should control the army needed to crush the Irish insurrection in turn provoked the outbreak of civil war in England August Initially northern and western England, together with much of Ireland, stood for the king, while the southeast including London , the Royal Navy, and Scotland fought for Parliament. However, at Marston Moor July 2, Charles lost control of the north; and the following year, at Naseby June 14, the Parliamentary forces led by Oliver Cromwell routed his main field army. Having pacified all England, Parliament turned to the conquest of Ireland and Scotland.
The Civil War was an accidental war. It was fought by gentlemen, and Cromwell was the key to victory There are many myths and misconceptions about the seismic 17th-century conflict, which saw fighting break out between supporters of King Charles I and opposing groups in each of Charles's kingdoms including Parliamentarians in England, Covenanters in Scotland and Confederates in Ireland. But what's fact and what's fiction? This misconception has a long pedigree. It came about because, at the restoration of the monarchy in , a number of those involved in raising forces against the king were still alive.
The English Civil War was a series of civil wars and political machinations between Parliamentarians " Roundheads " and Royalists " Cavaliers " principally over the manner of England's governance. The first and second wars pitted the supporters of King Charles I against the supporters of the Long Parliament , while the third saw fighting between supporters of King Charles II and supporters of the Rump Parliament. The war ended with Parliamentarian victory at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September The outcome of the war was threefold: the trial and execution of Charles I ; the exile of his son, Charles II ; and the replacement of English monarchy with, at first, the Commonwealth of England and then the Protectorate under the personal rule of Oliver Cromwell and briefly his son Richard In England, the monopoly of the Church of England on Christian worship was ended, while in Ireland the victors consolidated the established Protestant Ascendancy. Constitutionally, the wars established the precedent that an English monarch cannot govern without Parliament 's consent, although the idea of Parliamentary sovereignty was only legally established as part of the Glorious Revolution in