Charles I and the People of England (Paperback)David Cressy (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 216 x 136 x 34 mm
Cressy is the author of several delightful books on the social history of Tudor and Stuart England that draw on curious material buried in the archives * Tony Barber, Books of the Year 2015: Best Books 2015 History, Financial Times *
Cressy writes evocatively, giving fluent snapshots of individual reactions to particular issues or events... illuminating aspects of what it was like for people of various sorts to live in these turbulent times. * Times Literary Supplement, Michael Braddick *
lively new study * TES *
Cressy's eye for vivid detail ... remains undimmed ... readable and highly engaging * Journal of British Studies *
the sort of book written on the basis of a lifetime's exploration of the sources... t is never less than fascinating * Church Times *
wonderful * Open Letters Monthly *
Cressy has done sterling work showing how popular discontent magnified the restiveness of the gentry like a vast echochamber. His is the best book on the Civil War that I've read for a while. * BBC History Magazine *
This is a rich account, brimming with details culled from a huge range of original sources * Telegraph, Noel Malcolm *
David Cressy's lively new study ... leaves aside the elite narrative of this troubled reign and focuses instead on the beliefs, expectations, actions, and reactions of the vast majority of the King's subjects. * R. C. Richardson, Times Higher Education *
the work is splendidly written, spiced with some telling aphorisms, which adds to its compelling readability * Clive Holmes, English Historical Review *
A brilliantly evocative account of the life and times of Charles I, as seen primarily from the perspective of the millions of ordinary English men and women who lived under his rule. Drawing on an impressive array of archival and printed sources, Cressy is able to recreate the concerns and reactions of those usually hidden from history to provide a fresh perspective on the shortcomings of the Caroline regime and the origins of the English revolution. * Tim Harris, author of Rebellion: Britain's First Stuart Kings *
combines archival range and fluid writing * H-Net *
an outstanding contribution ... Highly recommended. * R. Fritze, CHOICE *
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