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  • For King or Commonwealth | Richard Woodman

    For King or Commonwealth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Richard Woodman
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    1649: England has been torn asunder by a civil war that has pitted Parliamentarians against Royalists. Captain Kit Faulkner, bound to the Royalist cause, has been living in exile for the past four years. Faulkner must now support himself with the tiny rump of the Royal Navy that remains loyal. But his loyalties are torn, partly by the desire of his old patron, Sir Henry Mainwaring, who wishes to return home, and partly by the predatory nature of Prince Charles, who has his eyes on the beautiful Katherine Villiers.…

  • A Ship for the King | Richard Woodman

    A Ship for the King

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Richard Woodman
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Bristol, 1618. Kit Faulkner is a young vagrant orphan, taking life as he finds it in the rough world of the docks. But after an encounter with two gentlemen, his fortunes are changed forever.Kit is taken aboard the Swallow, a large merchant ship partly owned by the two men, Captain Henry Mainwaring and Captain Gideon Strange, and they decide to train the boy for a life on the sea.

    Ian G. Drake says: "Not what I was expecting"
  • The King's Chameleon | Richard Woodman

    The King's Chameleon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Richard Woodman
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
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    England, 1659: Captain Kit Faulkner's house is prospering; his eldest son recently returned from a profitable trip to Jamaica, and his daughter has made a suitable match with a young sailor. But the resignation of the Lord Protector, Richard Cromwell, throws England into uncertainty. Will the republic flourish, or will a King return to the throne? Kit is content to let matters take their natural course, but his younger son, Henry, is an idealist with political ambitions. It soon becomes clear that Henry is in much deeper than Kit first realised, and his actions may threaten everything that Kit holds dear.…

  • Sword of State: The Tempering | Richard Woodman

    Sword of State: The Tempering

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Richard Woodman
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    The year is 1652. General George Monck has been through an awful lot since he sat as a prisoner in the Tower of London eight years before. He had led his men admirably through campaigns in Ireland and Scotland, but still storm clouds surround his future. He had been away from his beloved Anne for many months and had come to London to find whether Ratsford was alive, and still proving to be an obstacle to their proposed marriage, or dead.

  • Sword of State: The Wielding | Richard Woodman

    Sword of State: The Wielding

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Richard Woodman
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    1659. Lord General George Monck has set up camp on the Scottish border with his loyal army. He has plans to retire, to spend the rest of his years on his estates with his wife, Anne, and son, Kit. But the changing political climate forces him to march his army south to the capital. In the Rump of the Long Parliament, the case is being made for an end to the Commonwealth and for the Restoration of the Monarchy. When the Monarchy is restored, there is never a quiet moment for Monck.

  • Sword of State: The Forging | Richard Woodman

    Sword of State: The Forging

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Richard Woodman
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    Winter 1644, the Tower of London. Colonel George Monck has been charged with high treason. A brilliant soldier, admiral and military governor, Monck joined the King's men in besieging Nantwich. But the Parliamentary side's more disciplined army successfully routed them, and Monck was thrown in jail. Brooding and despondent, Monck's troubles look to intensify when he starts an affair with Anne Ratsford, a married woman who is caring for him in The Tower.

    baritonedad says: "Another Exceptional Woodman Historical Adventure"
  • The Disastrous Voyage of the Santa Margarita | Richard Woodman

    The Disastrous Voyage of the Santa Margarita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Woodman
    • Narrated By Terry Wale
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    Among the coral outcrops of the island of Rota in the Marianas Island, off the Philippines, lies the wreck of a Spanish galleon, the Santa Margarita. Here we are told a tale of the disastrous last voyage, beset by an extraordinary sequence of typhoons and storms, of the Santa Margarita on her way to Acapulco in the spring of 1601.

    Richard says: "A tale of when men were iron and ships were wood"
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