The Irish and British Wars, 1637-1654: Triumph, Tragedy, and Failure

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Routledge, Oct 3, 2003 - History - 288 pages

With numerous maps and illustrations, James Scott Wheeler connects the strategic and tactical levels of war with political actions and reactions, and discusses how Britain and Ireland became battlegrounds in the 'war of three kingdoms'. The various stages of this period of turmoil are clearly demonstrated, right through to the execution of Charles I, the conquest of Catholic Ireland, and the eventual death of the English Republic, and provide students of history with an excellent addition to their studies.

 

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Contents

The Scottish Revolution and the two Bishops Wars
9
The outbreak of the English and Irish Revolutions 16401642
35
The wars expand
65
Stalemate turning point and disillusionment
92
The creation of the New Model Army and the royalist defeat
118
Parliaments victory and search for a settlement
144
The defeat of the Irish Confederacy and the second English Civil War
170
The execution of Charles I and the conquest of Catholic Ireland
193
The triumph and failure of the Commonwealth 164953
222
Triumph and tragedy the first Dutch War and the death of the English Republic
245
Bibliography
257
Index
265
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