The English Civil War
Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in the Birth of Modern Britain
By (author) Diane Purkiss
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English Civil War by Diane Purkiss
Book DescriptionIn this compelling history of the violent struggle between the monarchy and Parliament that tore apart seventeenth-century England, a rising star among British historians sheds new light on the people who fought and died through those tumultuous years. Drawing on exciting new sources, including letters, memoirs, ballads, plays, illustrations, and even cookbooks, Diane Purkiss creates a rich and nuanced portrait of this turbulent era. The English Civil Wars dramatic consequences-rejecting the divine right monarchy in favor of parliamentary rule-continue to influence our lives, and in this colorful narrative, Purkiss vividly brings to life the history that changed the course of Western government.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465067572
(236mm x 156mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Diane Purkiss
Diane Purkiss is a Fellow and Tutor at Keble College, Oxford. She is the author of the highly acclaimed "The Witch in History" and "At the Bottom of the Garden." She holds a B.A. from the University of Queensland, and a Ph.D. from Merton College, Oxford. She lives in Oxford, England.
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