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The English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in the Birth of Modern Britain
     

The English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in the Birth of Modern Britain

by Diane Purkiss
 

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ISBN-10: 0465067573

ISBN-13: 9780465067572

Pub. Date: 12/03/2007

Publisher: Basic Books


In this compelling history of the violent struggle between the monarchy and Parliament that tore apart seventeenth-century England, a rising star among British historians sheds new light on the people who fought and died through those tumultuous years. Drawing on exciting new sources, including letters, memoirs, ballads, plays, illustrations, and even cookbooks,

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In this compelling history of the violent struggle between the monarchy and Parliament that tore apart seventeenth-century England, a rising star among British historians sheds new light on the people who fought and died through those tumultuous years. Drawing on exciting new sources, including letters, memoirs, ballads, plays, illustrations, and even cookbooks, Diane Purkiss creates a rich and nuanced portrait of this turbulent era. The English Civil War's dramatic consequences-rejecting the divine right monarchy in favor of parliamentary rule-continue to influence our lives, and in this colorful narrative, Purkiss vividly brings to life the history that changed the course of Western government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465067572
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/03/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
825,863
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 6.12(h) x 1.64(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
Maps     xi
The Last Cavalier?     1
The Meek-Eyed Peace     7
Two Women: Anna Trapnel and Lucy Hay     39
The Bishops' Wars, the Three Kingdoms, and Montrose     71
Pym against the Papists     98
Stand Up, Shout Mars     121
The Valley of Decision     140
Bright-Harnessed Angels: Edgehill     175
Down with Bishops and Bells: Iconoclasm     196
The Death of Dreams     207
The War over Christmas     233
The Queen's Tale: Henrietta Maria     244
Newbury Fight     252
Two Capitals: Oxford and London     266
The Bitterness of War     288
Two Marriages     300
The Power of Heaven: Marston Moor and Cromwell     323
The Cookery Writers' Tales: General Hunger, Hannah Wolley, Kenelm Digby and the Deer of Corse Lawn     340
Twenty Thousand Cornish Boys: The Battle of Lostwithiel     357
The Nation's Nightmares     373
Th' Easy Earth That Covers Her: The Children's Tales     389
God with Us! Montrose's Campaign     397
New Professions: Parliament Joan and Richard Wiseman     407
TheWorld is Turned Upside Down: The New Model Army and Naseby Fight     416
Ashes: The Siege of Taunton and the Clubmen     435
The Birds in the Greenwoods are Mated Together: Anne Halkett and the Escape of James II     442
Nor Iron Bars a Cage: The Capture of Charles I     451
A New Heaven and a New Earth: Anna Trapnel and the Levellers     463
Stand Up Now, Stand Up Now: Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers     511
The Second Civil War     532
To Carisbrooke's Narrow Case: Charles I in Captivity     543
Oh, He is Gone, and Now hath Left Us Here: The Trial and Execution of Charles I     552
Into Another Mould? The Aftermath     561
Further Reading     571
Index     603

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