Rupert of the Rhine
Great Britain, Book Club Edition, 1976. 1st Purnell Book Edition, Binding: Cloth, Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Harback Hardback. Very slight shelf wear to edges of D/J. Prince Rupert of the Rhine, nephew of Charles I, is one of the English Civil War's most paradoxical heroes. Handsome, impetuous and courageous, he was the epitone of the Cavilier, yet he was born a German prince and a protestant. As the King's General of the Horse and later as Commander-in-Chief, he showed himself to be a brilliant strategist and an aggressive leader. His long-range objectives, however, were thwarted by basic tactical disagreements with his volattile uncle. The author brings a lifetime of research and writing on the seventeenth century to this much-needed modern study of Rupert's life and exciting military career. Controversial, wilful, often thoughtless, but far from being the ruthless German mercenary he has been frequently characterized, Prince Rupert emerges as a fascinating, altogether human figure - one of a handful of passionately dedicated leaders whose actions determined the far-reaching outcome of the English Civil War. Illustrated. 199 pp.
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Keywords: Non-Fiction/History/Prince Rupert/English Civil War