Famous Assassinations Of History


Read by David Wales

(4.4 stars; 5 reviews)

It has been the object of the writer to make each of these “famous assassinations” the central scene of a picture in which the political, religious, or national features of the epoch in which the assassination occurred are portrayed with historical fidelity and strict impartiality…. Only those assassinations have been included which either had an important and political bearing on the world, or on the nation immediately affected, or which left a profound, and, it would seem, indelible impression on the imagination of contemporaries and posterity. - Summary by Book Preface (11 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:03 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Philip of Macedon (336 BC) 9:17 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Tiberius Gracchus (133 BC) 20:59 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BC) 13:13 Read by David Wales
Assassinations of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero (AD 37-68) 7:54 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Hypatia (AD 415) 19:40 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Thomas A Becket (December 29, 1170) 20:33 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Gessler (AD 1307) 13:12 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Inez de Castro (AD 1355) 18:38 Read by David Wales
Assassinations of Rizzio and Darnley (March 9, 1566; February 9,1567) 38:46 Read by David Wales
Assassination of William of Orange (July 10, 1584) 34:10 Read by David Wales
Assassinations by Ivan the Terrible (1560-1584) 23:36 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Henry the Fourth of France (May 14, 1610) 27:43 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Wallenstein (February 24, 1634) 43:21 Read by David Wales
Assassination of the Brothers John and Cornelius de Witt (August 20,1672) 33:47 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Alexis, Son Of Peter the Great (June 26,1718) 11:14 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Peter the Third of Russia (July 17, 1762) 48:19 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Gustavus the Third of Sweden (March 17, 1792) 57:12 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Jean Paul Marat (July 13, 1793) 29:14 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Paul the First of Russia (March 24, 1801) 22:07 Read by David Wales
Assassination of August von Kotzebue (March 23, 1819) 19:27 Read by David Wales
Assassination of the Duc de Berry (February 13,1820) 24:58 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (April 14, 1865) 23:29 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Alexander the Second of Russia (March 13, 1881) 37:40 Read by David Wales
Assassination of William McKinley, President of the United States (September 6,… 27:09 Read by David Wales
Assassination of Alexander I and Draga, King and Queen of Servia (June 10-11, 1… 40:56 Read by David Wales

Reviews

(5 stars)

Thank you David Wales. David Wales reads a great number of these types of books... factually-based, historical writings which I personally love but I suspect many Librivox volunteers prefer to read the more well known classic fiction books and so it is with true gratitude that I write this review to thank David Wales for his lovely readings and his time in creating these. Thank you so much and please keep going!