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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, £35.00
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, £20.00
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, £27.99
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.

God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution

Paperback, 30/08/1990, £16.99
A biography of Oliver Cromwell, breaking down Cromwell's life into different parts: fenland farmer and humble backbencher; stalwart of the good old cause and the New Model Army; key figure of the Commonwealth; and, finally Lord Protector. It leads the reader through Cromwell's life from his beginnings in Huntingdonshire to his brutal end.

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, £20.00
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

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

7, 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, £19.95
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.

World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution

Paperback, 12/12/1991, £12.99
Studies the beliefs of radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them. This title offers a portrait of the effusion of revolutionary beliefs, including the relations between rich and poor, the part played by wandering men, and the outbursts of sexual freedom.


Paperback, 01/01/1999, £10.95

Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides During the English Civil Wars

Paperback, 08/05/2014, £32.49
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, £32.99
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, £79.99
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, £23.99
This book assesses how print culture transformed the political nation, at the level of everyday political practices, habits and thought.

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

Hardback, 13/10/2016, £80.00
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.

Oliver Cromwell: England's Protector

Hardback, 23/02/2017, £12.99

Royalist Agents, Conspirators and Spies

Hardback, 28/12/2010, £120.00
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.

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, £14.99
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.
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