The English Civil Wars

The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660

History , British History, English Civil War
Paperback Published on: 21/01/2010
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Synopsis

A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and its long-term consequences, by an acclaimed historian.

The political upheaval of the mid-seventeenth century has no parallel in English history. Other events have changed the occupancy and the powers of the throne, but the conflict of 1640-60 was more dramatic: the monarchy and the House of Lords were abolished, to be replaced by a republic and military rule.

In this wonderfully readable account, Blair Worden explores the events of this period and their origins - the war between King and Parliament, the execution of Charles I, Cromwell's rule and the Restoration - while aiming to reveal something more elusive: the motivations of contemporaries on both sides and the concerns of later generations.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780753826911
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 184g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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