Sword of the State

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Sword of State: The Forging Publisher's Summary

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. Monck is not only risking his reputation, but his life. But then his fortunes begin to change. Word of his prowess has reached Parliament, and he is offered a position within their army. All that stands in his way is his honour....

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  • Book 1

    • Sword of State: The Forging

    • By: Richard Woodman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • Another Exceptional Woodman Historical Adventure

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  • Book 2

    • Sword of State: The Tempering

    • By: Richard Woodman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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  • Book 3

    • Sword of State: The Wielding

    • By: Richard Woodman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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