The Blast of War: Destruction in the English Civil Wars

The Blast of War: Destruction in the English Civil Wars

by Stephen Porter

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The Blast of War: Destruction in the English Civil Wars by Stephen Porter

The destruction caused by the English Civil Wars was widespread and devastating. Towns, villages, churches, and country houses were destroyed, and by the end of the Second Civil War at least 150 towns and 50 villages had suffered some damage, 200 country houses were ruined, and more than 50,000 people had been made homeless. Stephen Porter’s detailed study of this aspect of the impact of the Civil War is based upon research in archives and libraries across the country, and his conclusions have been accepted as an important contribution to our understanding of it. He describes the reasons for the destruction and the relations between soldiers and civilians, and vividly conveys the feelings of those caught up by the traumatic events of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752461168
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Stephen Porter is an historian who previously worked for the Royal Commission on the Historical Manuscripts of England, later English Heritage. He has written numerous books and articles, including The Great Fire of London and The Great Plague.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Foreword Joan Thirsk ix

Preface xi

1 The European Context 1

2 The Causes of Destruction 15

3 Methods and Limitations 41

4 The Extent of Destruction 64

5 Recovery and Rebuilding 90

6 The Legacy 117

Gazetteer 134

Notes 141

Bibliography 162

Index 177

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