The Civil Wars in Britain and Ireland: 1638-1651 / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides a fresh perspective on one of the most complex and turbulent periods in the history of the British Isles. Setting the experience of Wales, Scotland and Ireland alongside England, the author examines the interplay of politics, societies and culture both within and between each of the four nations involved in the political struggles of the mid-seventeenth century.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Martyn Bennett has written a richly-textured and hugely enjoyable narrative of what many historians are coming to know as the War(s) of the Three Kingdoms." John Morrill, Selwyn College Cambridge

"This is an excellent introduction to the period that will be stimulating to scholars as well as accessible to students. It integrates original primary research into a persuasive and up-to-date synthesis. It is also the first overview of its kind to take full account of the 'archipelagic' dimension of the Civil Wars." Dr David L. Smith, Selwyn College, Cambridge

"For those interested in understanding the 'war of the four nations,' which engulfed and eventually devastated mid-seventeenth century Britain, this is the place to start." Professor Thomas E. Cogswell, University of Kentucky

"This substantial volume, lucid and penetrating throughout, is an important book." Irish Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631191551
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/30/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Martyn Bennett was educated at Loughborough University and has wide teaching experience both at secondary school and university level. He is currently Senior Lecturer in History and History Division Head in the Department of International Studies, Nottingham Trent University.

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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Maps.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I: Rebellion: .

1. Britain and Ireland in 1638.

2. War.

3. Parliaments in Opposition.

4. Rebellion in Ireland.

Part II: War:.

5. The Agony of Choosing Sides.

6. The Wars Develop.

7. The Costs of War.

8. Victory and Defeat.

9. War in the Celtic Nations 1644-7.

Part III: A Revolution in the Making:.

10. The Radical and Conservative Impetus.

11. Engagement to Execution.

12. Crisis.

13. A Crowning Mercy.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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