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Author Royle, Trevor.

Title The British Civil War : the wars of the three kingdoms, 1638-1660 / Trevor Royle.

Imprint New York : Palgrave MacMillan, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    942.062 ROY    Available
Edition 1st Palgrave MacMillan ed.
Description xiii, 888 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [825]-851) and index.
Contents Prologue: The Battle of L├╝tzen 1632 -- pt. 1. The descent to war 1638-1642. The illustrious hope of Great Britain -- The personal rule -- The crown and the kirk -- 'That glorious marriage of the kingdom with God' -- The assembly in Glasgow -- For Christ's crown and covenant, the First Bishops' War -- Foul and horrid treason, the Second Bishops' War -- The gathering storm -- Ireland in flames -- The storm finally breaks -- pt. 2. The First Civil War 1642-1647. Father against son, brother against brother -- First shots, Edgehill -- The failure to take London -- Hearts and cities, the war to win the centre -- Western wonder, the war in the West Country -- Changing fortunes, the war in the North -- Stalemate -- Keep your powder dry, Marston Moor -- The pity of war -- Smile out to God in praises, Naseby -- Montrose's Annus Mirabilis -- Things fall apart -- Confederates for the King -- The beginning of the end -- The levellers and the Putney debates -- The king's engagement -- pt. 3. The Second and Third Civil Wars 1648-1651. Wales rises for the King -- A summer of discontent -- Nothing but the hand of God, Preston -- Pride's purge -- That memorable scene -- The creation of a Commonwealth -- Those barbarous wretches, Drogheda and Wexford -- The curse of Cromwell -- Prince of Wales, King of Scotland -- A signal mercy, Dunbar -- Hammer of the Scots -- Hell or Connacht, the subjugation of Scotland and Ireland -- pt. 4. The Protectorate 1653-1659. Winning the peace -- My delight amongst the nations, the Anglo-Dutch War -- Cromwell, Lord Protector -- The Cromwellian settlement in Scotland and Ireland -- 'Silly mean fellows', the rule of the major-generals -- Fighting the Lord's battles, the war against Spain -- King Cromwell and tumbledown Dick -- The King comes into his own -- pt. 5. Restoration 1660. Revenge and restraint -- The settlement of the three kingdoms -- The civil wars and modern memory -- Epilogue: Lexington and Concord, 1775.
Subject Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649.
Great Britain -- History -- Charles I, 1625-1649.
Great Britain -- History -- Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1603-1714.
ISBN 0312292937

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