Britain in Revolution, 1625-1660

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - History - 814 pages
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This is the definitive history of the English Civil War, set in its full historical context from the accession of Charles I to the Restoration of Charles II. These were the most turbulent years of British history and their reverberations have been felt down the centuries. Throughout the middle decades of the seventeenth century England, Scotland, and Ireland were convulsed by political upheaval and wracked by rebellion and civil war. The Stuart monarchy was in abeyance for twenty years in all three kingdoms, and Charles I famously met his death on the scaffold. Austin Woolrych breathes life back into the story of these years, the sweep of his prose buttressed by the authority of a lifetime's scholarship. He captures the drama and the passion, the momentum of events and the force of contingency. He brilliantly interweaves the history of the three kingdoms and their peoples, gripping the reader with the fast-paced yet always balanced story. - Publisher.

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User Review  - Windsor - Goodreads

This book, in my opinion, was not worth finishing for me. Maybe I walked into it with too high of expectations. The first 300 pages of this book are about the most boring 300 pages of literature ever ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Thomas - Goodreads

I start with a degree of bias since Austin Woolrych was my History Professor at Lancaster so I looked forward to reading the book with a great deal of anticipation. It did not disappoint. It is a ... Read full review

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Austin Woolrych is a former Professor of History, University of Sheffield.

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