The century of revolution, 1603-1714
Part of the Routledge Classics series
First published in 1961, this graphic depiction of a turbulent era in English history examines ordinary men and women as well as kings and queens.
The author argues that the Civil War was driven by the conflict between the old feudal lites and the growing merchant classes.
Society and the State are dissected alongside other aspects such as Protestantism and the rise of capitalism and the questioning of hitherto unassailable authorities such as the church and the law.