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The King's Exile

Andrew Swanston / David Thorpe
Spring 1648. When Thomas Hill a bookseller living in rural Hampshire publishes a political pamphlet he has no idea of the trouble that will follow. He is quickly arrested forced on a boat to Barbados and condemned to life as a slave. In England war has erupted again with London under threat of attack. When news of the king’s execution reaches the island political stability is threatened and a fleet commanded by Sir George Ayscue arrives to take control of the island for Cromwell. When a coded message from Ayscue to a sympathiser on the island is intercepted Thomas is asked to decipher it. A disastrous battle seems inevitable. But nothing turns out as planned.

  • Published by Soundings
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre Mystery
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st April 2015
  • Duration 11 Hrs. 47 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781407954752