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This book provides the standard narrative history of the English Civil War. The middle decade of the seventeenth century were among the most disturbed and exciting in our history. The British Isles went up 'like parchment in the fire', a civil war broke out that would kill over half-a-million men, women and children. King Charles I was tried and executed for treason. Monarchy and the House of Lords were abolished almost overnight. After a decade of diverse republican regimes kingship was unexpectedly and peaceably brought back. But things would never be quite what they had been before.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752443850
ISBN-10: 0752443852
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 125mm x 10mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Ivan Roots

Ivan Roots is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter and a former President of the Cromwell Association. His other books include Speeches of Oliver Cromwell, The Monmouth Rising and Cromwell: A Profile. He lives in Exeter.