The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652 / Edition 1

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652 / Edition 1

by I.J. Gentles
     
 

Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic cost of the wars. The many actors in the drama are appraised with

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Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic cost of the wars. The many actors in the drama are appraised with subtlety. Charles I, while partly the author of his own misfortune, is shown to have been at moments an inspirational leader.

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms is a sophisticated, comprehensive, exciting account of the sixteen years that were the hinge of British and Irish history. It encompasses politics and war, personalities and ideas, embedding them all in a coherent and absorbing narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582065512
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Series:
Modern Wars In Perspective Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Prologue

1: Rebellion in the North

2: The Irish Insurgency, 1641-2

3: The outbreak of civil war in England, 1640-42

4: Building and Fuelling the Machinery of War: Recruitment, Finance, Logistics

5: Popular Allegiance in the English Civil War

6: War in England: the first year, 1642-3

7: The hinge year: 1643-4

8: Hope revived: royalists counterattack, roundheads regroup, September 1644 – May 1645

9: The King Vanquished, 1645-6

10: The wars carried on by other means: the political struggles of 1646-1648

11: The War of the Engagement – 1648

12: Regicide and Republic

13: Ormond, Cromwell, the Levellers and Ireland

14: War between Scotlandand England, 1650-51

15: Audit of war: the human and material cost

Epilogue

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