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Britain in Revolution: 1625-1660
     

Britain in Revolution: 1625-1660

by Austin Woolrych
 

ISBN-10: 0199272689

ISBN-13: 9780199272686

Pub. Date: 09/30/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the definitive history of the English Civil War, set in its full historical context from the accession of Charles I to the Restoration of Charles II. These were perhaps the most turbulent years of British history with reverberations down the centuries. Austin Woolrych captures the drama and the passion, the momentum of events and the force of contingency.

Overview

This is the definitive history of the English Civil War, set in its full historical context from the accession of Charles I to the Restoration of Charles II. These were perhaps the most turbulent years of British history with reverberations down the centuries. Austin Woolrych captures the drama and the passion, the momentum of events and the force of contingency. He brilliantly interweaves the history of the three kingdoms and peoples, gripping the reader with the fast-paced yet always balanced story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199272686
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
826
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
I: Background and Beginnings 1625-1640
1. King Charles's Inheritance, i: Three Kingdoms, Three Peoples
2. King Charles's Inheritance, ii: The Matter of Religion
3. The New Reign
4. Storm over Scotland
5. The Bishops' Wars
II: War in Three Kingdoms 1640-1646
6. Climacteric
7. Three Kingdoms in Crisis
8. The Blast of War
9. The Conflict Widens
10. Towards a Resolution
III: Towards a Kingless Britain 1646-1649
11. Between Two Wars
12. Climacteric II: 'Not a Mere Mercenary Army'
13. The Second Civil War
14. Quest for a Settlement
IV: the Commonwealth 1649-1653
15. The Commonwealth at War
16. The Commonwealth in Crisis
17. 'A Story of My Own Weakness and Folly'?
V: Cromwell's Protectorate 1653-1658
18. A New Order in Three Nations
19. The First Phase of Cromwellian Rule
20. 'A Single Person and a Parliament'
21. Royalists in Arms, Swordsmen in the Saddle
22. King or Constable?
23. The Protectorate in Scotland, Ireland, and Europe
24. Unfinished Business
VI: The Collapse of the Good Old Cause 1658-1660
25. The Overthrow of the Protectorate
26. The Commonwealth Restored
27. The Monarchy Restored
Epilogue
Further Reading
Index

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