Baker & Taylor A history of the English Civil War explores the violent battle for power between the monarchy and Parliament from the perspectives of those involved and examines the repercussions of the struggle that ripped apart seventeenth-century England and transformed the face of modern-day Britain. Reprint.
A history of the English Civil War-one of the great turning points in Western political history-told through the remarkable experiences of the men and women who lived through it
In this compelling history of the violent struggle between the monarchy and Parliament that tore apart seventeenth-century England, a rising star among British historians sheds new light on the people who fought and died through those tumultuous years. Drawing on exciting new sources, including letters, memoirs, ballads, plays, illustrations, and even cookbooks, Diane Purkiss creates a rich and nuanced portrait of this turbulent era. The English Civil War's dramatic consequences-rejecting the divine right monarchy in favor of parliamentary rule-continue to influence our lives, and in this colorful narrative, Purkiss vividly brings to life the history that changed the course of Western government.