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The Civil Wars By Edited by John Kenyon

The Civil Wars
by Edited by John Kenyon

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This illustrated military history of the British and Irish Civil Wars offers an integrated account of the conflict that engulfed the kingdoms ruled by Charles I after 1638. It explains how the English parliament reduced Ireland and Scotland to its authority after 1649.
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The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1638-60 by Edited by John Kenyon

This illustrated military history of the British and Irish Civil Wars offers an integrated account of the conflict that engulfed the kingdoms ruled by Charles I after 1638. On the one hand, it analyzes the interactions between the Stuart kingdoms and compares and contrasts their wartime experiences; while on the other, it outlines the various civil wars which were fought within Scotland, Ireland, and England during the 1640s. This volume, with contributions by nine leading historians of 17th-century Britain and Ireland, explains why Charles I lost the "Wars of the Three Kingdoms" and how the English parliament reduced Ireland and Scotland to its authority after 1649. Throughout it examines how troops were raised, trained, clothed, armed, fed, and paid, the strategies adopted by the protagonists fighting in the various theatres of war, and the tactics used by their generals in combat. What role did siege warfare play in shaping the course of events? What contribution did seapower make to the conduct of the wars on land? What impact did a decade of brutal conflict have on the populations of England, Ireland and Scotland, especially on the women and children? This book is intended for general readership and academic (any course on Stuart history or 17th-century British history for sixth-form students and 1st/2nd-year undergraduates).

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The Civil Wars Reviews


"This is a useful...collection....Good notes and bibliography; excellent chronology."--Choice


"This is a useful...collection....Good notes and bibliography; excellent chronology."--Choice

"This is a useful...collection....Good notes and bibliography; excellent chronology."--Choice


"This is a useful...collection....Good notes and bibliography; excellent chronology."--Choice


About Edited by John Kenyon



The late John Kenyon was Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas; Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge; Professor of Modern History at St Andrews; Professor of Modern History at Hull.
Jane Ohlmeyer is a Lecturer at Aberdeen University. Previously visiting professor at New York University (1997); Lecturer at Yale University (1994-5); lecturer at the University of California at Santa Barbara (1992).

Table of Contents


Preface. J. P. Kenyon: A Personal Appreciation by Geoffrey Parker. List of Contributors. List of Maps. Introduction. 1: The Background to the Civil Wars. 2: Civil War in Scotland. 3: Civil War in Ireland. 4: Civil War in England. 5: Naval Operations. 6: Sieges and Fortifications. 7: Logistics and Supply. 8: Civilians. Postlude: Between War and Peace. Notes. Select Bibliography. Chronology. Index

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GOR001572896
The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1638-60 by Edited by John Kenyon
Edited by John Kenyon
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1998-09-24
415
019866222X
9780198662228
N/A
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