The English Civil War

The English Civil War: A People’s History

History , British History, English Civil War
Paperback Published on: 05/02/2007
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A remarkable popular history of the English Civil War, from the perspectives of those involved in this most significant turning point in British history.The compelling narrative draws on new sources such as letters, memoirs, ballads and plays to bring to life the Roundheads and Cavaliers, the foot soldiers, war widows and witchfinders of one of the most significant turning points in British history, culminating in Oliver Cromwell’s triumph and the execution of Charles I.By blending the political and the personal, Diane Purkiss illuminates both the ideologies behind the English Civil War and the fears of those who fought in it; the men who were destroyed by the conflict and those, such as Oliver Cromwell, who were defined by it.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007150625
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 43 mm

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The English Civil War
The English Civil War
Purkiss has drawn on comtemporary accounts of this complex period to show the (often devastating) impact on real people from their own point of view and in... READ MORE
Aidan Hale
The English Civil War
The English Civil War
Having seen a dramatisation on the TV, I wanted to read a book about the English Civil War. A book that would tell me the facts about what happened during... READ MORE
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