The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660

The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660

by Blair Worden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0753826917

ISBN-13: 9780753826911

Pub. Date: 05/04/2010

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753826911
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
186,359
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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