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Colonel Blood: The Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels By David C. Hanrahan,

  • Title: Colonel Blood: The Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels
  • Author: David C. Hanrahan
  • ISBN: 9780750933278
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Thomas Blood 1618 1680 was a celebrity in his own lifetime, even though this celebrity was based on infamy A turncoat, spy, and double agent, Blood is most notorious for being the only person to successfully steal Britain s crown jewels This intriguing study not only explores the rich seam of villainy inherent in Blood s rambling career, but also depicts in detail theThomas Blood 1618 1680 was a celebrity in his own lifetime, even though this celebrity was based on infamy A turncoat, spy, and double agent, Blood is most notorious for being the only person to successfully steal Britain s crown jewels This intriguing study not only explores the rich seam of villainy inherent in Blood s rambling career, but also depicts in detail the effects of the English Civil War and the means by which the crown maintained power in the difficult early years of Charles II s reign by exploiting a prototypical intelligence network From all of this Blood emerges as a complex, perhaps even a tortured figure Was he simply a daredevil, or something altogether driven, compelled to confront authority at every turn and live by his own standards, a permanent rebel and outsider
    Colonel Blood The Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels Thomas Blood was a celebrity in his own lifetime even though this celebrity was based on infamy A turncoat spy and double agent Blood is most notorious for being the only person to succe

    One thought on “Colonel Blood: The Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels”

    1. I have always wanted to find out a bit about this chap This excellent short book gives a real insight into who he was and not only his motivations but also those of the key figures around him including a convincing argument on just why Charles let him off with attempting to steal those jewels.

    2. Good info on the times as well as the man.Covers many of the big names of the period.No maps Good index and bibliography.However there seems to be too many sentences ended with an exclamation mark Which I found a bit annoying.Otherwise good stuff.

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