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Christopher Hill turned thinking about the English Civil Wars (1642-51) on its head with The World Turned Upside Down.
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.
This book charts key aspects of the Anglo-Scottish experience down to the Restoration and greatly improves understanding of that complex and troubled relationship. -- .
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.
This book assesses how print culture transformed the political nation, at the level of everyday political practices, habits and thought.