The English Wars and Republic, 1637-1660

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Overview

The English Civil Wars explores the period of turmoil in British history from 1637 and the latter part of the reign of Charles I, to the restoration with Charles II in 1660. The religious and political crises surrounding the Civil Wars, and the key personalities of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell are discussed in detail. The book combines narrative, interpretations, source material, questions and worked answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415199025
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/1999
  • Series: Questions and Analysis in History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Series Preface
Acknowledgements
1 The background to the crisis of 1637-1640 1
2 The emergence of Royalists and Roundheads, 1640-1642 14
3 The war machines, 1642-1646 30
4 The victors fall out and the emergence of radicalism, 1646-1649 47
5 The trial and execution of King Charles I and the constitutional consequences, 1649-1653 64
6 The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, 1653-1658 80
7 Foreign policy during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, 1653-1658 99
8 The collapse of the republican experiment, 1658-1660 109
Notes and sources 122
Select bibliography 133
Index 135
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