Sword of the State
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    Sword of State: The Forging | Richard Woodman

    Sword of State: The Forging

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    • 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.

    Another Exceptional Woodman Historical Adventure

    Richard Woodman has a wonderful turn of period phrase, both colourful and authentic,
    Peter Noble is a consummate voice actor, conjuring up num..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 19 2017 by baritonedad ()
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    Sword of State: The Tempering | Richard Woodman

    Sword of State: The Tempering

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    • By Richard Woodman
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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.

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    Sword of State: The Wielding | Richard Woodman

    Sword of State: The Wielding

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    • By Richard Woodman
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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.

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