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Christopher Hill's The World Turned Upside Down

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Christopher Hill turned thinking about the English Civil Wars (1642-51) on its head with The World Turned Upside Down.

Cromwell at War: The Lord General and His Military Revolution

Hardback, 30/06/2017, £45.00
Oliver Cromwell was arguably the most significant political figure in the early modern history of the British Isles. Yet he was also a military leader, with significant battlefield victories to his credit.

Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

Paperback, 26/10/2017, £10.99

Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

Paperback, 19/07/2018, £35.00
A Handbook exploring how the events of the English Revolution grew out of, and resonated, in the politics and interactions of the each of the Three Kingdoms - England, Scotland, and Ireland - and demonstrating the long-term impacts of the crisis on the kingdoms themselves, as well as in a broader European context.

Black Tom: Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution

Paperback, 30/04/2007, £17.99
It was 'Black Tom' Fairfax, not Oliver Cromwell, who created and commanded Parliament's New Model Army during the English Civil War. This is his first biography by a modern academic. -- .

White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr

Paperback, 10/01/2019, £10.99
Winner of the HWA Crown for Best Work of Historical Non-Fiction 2018Times Book of the YearLess than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself.

Scots in Early Stuart Ireland: Union and Separation in Two Kingdoms

Paperback, 01/03/2019, £21.00
This book charts key aspects of the Anglo-Scottish experience down to the Restoration and greatly improves understanding of that complex and troubled relationship. -- .

Why Was Charles I Executed?

Paperback, 31/05/2007, £31.99
The execution of Charles I in 1649, followed by the proclamation of a Commonwealth, was an extraordinary political event. It followed a bitter Civil War between parliament and the king. This book answers to eight key questions about the period, from why the king had to summon the Parliament to whether there was really an English Revolution at all.

Thomas Cromwell: A Life

Paperback, 04/07/2019, £12.99

Battle-Scarred: Mortality, Medical Care and Military Welfare in the British Civil Wars

Paperback, 17/07/2019, £21.00
Battle-scarred examines mortality, medical care and military welfare during the British Civil Wars. Its focus on the victims of war and their means of survival provides a series of case studies to demonstrate how these visceral conflicts drove developments in medical care and military welfare for servicemen and their families. -- .

Charles I and the People of England

Paperback, 08/02/2018, £14.99
The story of the reign of Charles I - told through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution

Political Bible in Early Modern England

Paperback, 26/03/2020, £25.99
This illuminating new study considers the Bible as a political document in seventeenth-century England, revealing how the religious text provided a key language of political debate and played a critical role in shaping early modern political thinking.

Gentry Culture and the Politics of Religion: Cheshire on the Eve of Civil War

Hardback, 12/06/2020, £90.00
Focusing on Cheshire, this book makes a major contribution to understanding the dynamics of the English Revolution from a provincial perspective. -- .

John Poyer, the Civil Wars in Pembrokeshire and the British Revolutions

Paperback, 01/10/2020, £14.99
This book provides the first discussion of the most steadfast supporter of parliament in Wales during the British Civil Wars (1642-9), who was eventually executed for his decision to switch sides and support the king in 1648.

Restless Republic: Britain without a Crown

Hardback, 03/03/2022, £25.00
'A dazzling achievement ... I loved every page' Dominic Sandbrook,Sunday Times 'An entrancing achievement ... Never have the kingless years been made so vivid, and never has vividness contributed so much to the understanding of them' Blair Worden, Times Literary Supplement

Recollection in the Republics: Memories of the British Civil Wars in England, 1649-1659

Hardback, 28/04/2021, £65.00
Recollection in the Republics provides the first comprehensive study of the ways Britain's Civil Wars were remembered in the decade between the regicide and the restoration.

English Civil War At First Hand

Paperback, 27/01/2011, £12.99
Almost a quarter of a million lives were lost as King and Parliament battled for their religious and political ideals in the English Civil War. This title offers a narrative based on the first-hand accounts of those who witnessed these traumatic events.

Making of Oliver Cromwell

Paperback, 23/08/2022, £11.99
The first volume in a pioneering account of Oliver Cromwell-providing a major new interpretation of one of the greatest figures in history

From Deliverance To Destruction: Rebellion and Civil War in an English City

Paperback, 01/02/1996, £17.50
This is a study of the city of Exeter during the Great Civil War of 1642-46; it offers a lively, immediate account of how one English city slid, inexorably, into the chaos of civil war. The main text is accompanied by a generous collection of transcripts from original seventeenth-century documents.

Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Expanded Edition)

Paperback, 02/02/2023, £9.99
No criminal sparked as much fear and loathing among the public and law enforcement as underworld crime boss, Kenny Noye; a man with a central role in some of the most high-profile crimes of a generation. The reader is given a 360' vista of one of the most expensive manhunts in British policing history.

God's Instruments: Political Conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell

Paperback, 03/10/2013, £33.99
A detailed study of the religious and political character of the most revolutionary decade of English history, from the execution of Charles I in 1649 to the return of his son in 1660. Explores the minds and conduct of the dominant figure of the era, Oliver Cromwell, and his friends and enemies.

Major-General Hezekiah Haynes and the Failure of Oliver Cromwell's Godly Revolution, 1594-1704

Paperback, 29/04/2022, £36.99
Hezekiah Haynes fought in the British Civil Wars, before rising to become Cromwell's ruler of the east of England. This biography will appeal to all those interested in early modern English and American history.

The Restless Republic: Britain without a Crown

Paperback, 02/03/2023, £9.99

God's Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland

Paperback, 04/06/2009, £12.99
Cromwell spent only nine months of his eventful life in Ireland, yet he stands accused there of war crimes, religious persecution and ethnic cleansing. In a century of unrelenting, bloody warfare and religious persecution throughout Europe, Cromwell was, in many ways, a product of his times.

Decisive Battles of the English Civil War

Hardback, 19/10/2006, £19.99
An investigation of the decisive battles of the English Civil War, this work reassesses what actually happened on the battlefield and sheds fresh light on the causes of the eventual defeat of Charles I. It takes each major battle in turn - Edgehill, Newbury I, Cheriton, Marston Moor, Newbury II, Naseby, and Preston.

Puritans and Roundheads The Harleys of Brampton Bryan and the Outbreak of the English Civil War

Paperback, 01/12/2001, £18.99
Based on the private papers of the Harley family of Brampton Bryan and in particular on the letters of Lady Brilliana Harley (1598 - 1643), which contain an unparalleled account of the development of civil war parties in an English county.

English Civil Wars 1640-1660

Paperback, 14/11/2009, £9.99
A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and its long-term consequences, by an acclaimed historian.

County Community in Seventeenth Century England and Wales

Paperback, 29/06/2012, £14.99
This volume honours the memory of Prof Alan Everitt who, in the 1960s-70s advanced the fruitful notion of the 'county community' during the 17th C. Taking into account over two decades of challenges to Everitt's assumptions, the present volume proposes some modifications of his influential hypotheses in the light of the best recent scholarship.

Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars

Hardback, 06/10/2016, £20.00
A vivid account of the children of Charles I and how they reacted when their calm and loving family life was shattered by the Civil War and the execution of their father.


Paperback, 01/01/1999, £10.95

History of the Rebellion: A New Selection

Paperback, 12/02/2009, £12.99
Clarendon's History chonicles the English Civil War from the perspective of someone intimately involved in the events he describes. This classic work is admired for its literary quality as well as its historical value; this new selection also contains passages from The Life, Clarendon's autobiography, to produce a vivid narrative history.

History of England Vol III: Civil War

Paperback, 07/05/2015, £16.99
The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II.

Covenanting Citizens: The Protestation Oath and Popular Political Culture in the English Revolution

Hardback, 13/10/2016, £93.00
A new take on the origins of the English civil war and English Revolution, offering the first full study of the Protestation, the first state oath to be issued under parliamentary authority, swearing loyalty to king and country, but with the radical outcome of offering a political voice to those hitherto excluded by class, age, or gender.

The Life and Works of Robert Baillie (1602-1662): Politics, Religion and Record-Keeping in the British Civil Wars

Hardback, 17/02/2017, £75.00
First full study of the life and career of the Glaswegian minister Robert Baillie, establishing his significance and influence.

Royalist Agents, Conspirators and Spies

Hardback, 28/12/2010, £130.00
Depicts a world of feuds, jealousies and rivalries that divided and disorganised the leadership of the British Isles' king's party, creating fluid and unpredictable conditions in which loyalties were frequently to individuals or factions rather than to any theoretical principle of allegiance to the crown.

Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides During the English Civil Wars

Paperback, 08/05/2014, £40.49
The first dedicated study of the practice of changing sides during the English Civil Wars. Reveals how side-changing shaped the course of the English Revolution, even contributing to the regicide itself, and remained an important political legacy to the English speaking peoples thereafter.

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Paperback, 03/03/2015, £25.00
A monumental work, decades in the making: the first atlas to illustrate the entire scope of the transatlantic slave trade

England's Troubles

Paperback, 25/05/2000, £35.99
A broad interpretation of the events and beliefs of seventeenth-century England, first published in 2000.

Print and Public Politics in the English Revolution

Hardback, 14/11/2013, £88.99
This book assesses how print culture transformed the political nation, at the level of everyday political practices, habits and thought.

Print and Public Politics in the English Revolution

Paperback, 19/02/2016, £24.99
This book assesses how print culture transformed the political nation, at the level of everyday political practices, habits and thought.
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