The English Civil Wars: A Beginner's Guide - Beginner's Guides (Paperback)
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The English Civil Wars: A Beginner's Guide - Beginner's Guides (Paperback)

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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.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780743318
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


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'Accessible and expertly written...featuring a skilful use of original documents and images to illustrate key topics.'

* Jackie Eales - President of the Historical Association and Professor of Early Modern History, Canter *

'A wonderful introduction...tells an intricate story with amazing clarity.'

* Jason Peacey - Senior Lecturer in British History, University College London *

'This very clear, readable and informative account is now the best starting-point for those coming new to the subject.'

* David L. Smith, Lecturer in History, the University of Cambridge *

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