Henrietta Maria: Charles I’s warrior queen

During her years as queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, Henrietta Maria attracted vicious Puritan abuse – and occasional volleys of cannon fire. Based on new archival research, Leanda de Lisle profiles a queen who sacrificed her reputation – and, very nearly, her life – fighting her husband’s cause in the Civil War

Henrietta Maria

This article was first published in the January 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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