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The English civil wars : a beginner's guide

By: Little, Patrick

Part of the Beginner's Guides series
1780743319 / 9781780743318
Paperback
942.062
03/07/2014
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England
20 cm viii, 165 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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A king beheaded. A monarchy abolished. And a commoner leading a republic by military rule set in their place.

The wars that tore through the country in the mid-seventeenth century - splitting government, communities and families alike - were a true watershed in English history.

But how, with Queen Elizabeth I's Golden Age still in living memory, did such a situation arise?

Exploring the period's political disputes, religious conflicts and military battles, Patrick Little scrutinizes the nature and practicalities of conducting a civil war on English soil, as well as the experiences and motivations of key factions and combatants.

By assessing how the realities of life in England shaped the conflict -and were torn apart by it - this wonderfully readable Beginner's Guide gets to the very heart of how a people came to kill their king.

BIC:

1DBKE England, 3JD c 1600 to c 1700, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HBWE English Civil War

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