The English Civil War and Revolution: A Sourcebook [NOOK Book]

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The origins, nature and consequence of the English Civil War are subjects of continuing historical controversy. The English Civil War and Revolution is a wide ranging, accessible sourcebook covering the principal aspects of the mid-seventeenth century crisis. It presents a comprehensive guide to the historiographical debates involved.
Drawing on a variety of source material such as official records, private ...
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The English Civil War and Revolution: A Sourcebook

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Overview

The origins, nature and consequence of the English Civil War are subjects of continuing historical controversy. The English Civil War and Revolution is a wide ranging, accessible sourcebook covering the principal aspects of the mid-seventeenth century crisis. It presents a comprehensive guide to the historiographical debates involved.
Drawing on a variety of source material such as official records, private correspondence, diaries, minutes of debates and petitions, this text provides:
* contextual introductions to documents
* a comprehensive glossary of seventeenth century terms
* a chronology of events for reference
* illustrations, including contemporary woodcuts.
While familiarising students with some of the main sources drawn upon by historians working in the field, The English Civil War and Revolution contains many extracts from unpublished, manuscript sources. By taking sources from all levels of society and grouping them thematically, this book offers a number of viewpoints on the civil war and revolution, thus aiding understanding of this complex period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136223945
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 The Collapse of Charles I's Government
Ship money 35
Laudianism 37
Scotland 45
The Short Parliament 51
Provincial gentry 53
Disaffected peers 57
2 The Long Parliament
Members of Parliament 60
Petitions 61
Parliamentary proceedings 69
Army plots 73
The five members 76
3 Choosing Sides
Ireland 79
Papists 85
Religious radicalism 87
Riots and disorders 92
Press and pulpit 96
Control of the militia 98
Neutrals and side-changers 101
4 The Impact of War
Levies and distraints 105
Plundering 111
Sequestration of royalist estates 112
Impressment 113
Committees 115
Peace sentiment 118
War 122
Trade 126
Godly reformation 127
The New Model Army 132
Clubmen 133
5 Counter-Revolutionaries and Revolutionaries
Political Presbyterianism 136
London and the army 142
The Levellers 148
The second civil war 163
6 Revolution
Charles Stuart, that man of blood 167
A commonwealth without a king or House of Lords 169
Revolution halted 172
King Jesus 174
The Diggers 176
Notes 181
Chronology 185
Glossary 187
Select Bibliography 190
Index 192
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