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The English Civil War By Maurice Ashley

The English Civil War by Maurice Ashley

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One of the most dramatic periods in English history was that of the civil wars fought throughout the country in the mid-17th century, culminating in the final defeat, trial and execution of King Charles I. This volume describes the origins of the war and the course of the campaigns.

The English Civil War Summary

The English Civil War by Maurice Ashley

One of the most dramatic periods in English history was that of the civil wars fought throughout the country in the mid-17th century. The population was split down the middle. While many peers and gentry took the side of the King, others equally supported the leaders of Parliament, so families and friends were painfully divided in their loyalties. The final defeat, trial and execution of King Charles I shocked the monarchies throughout Europe but left them deeply impressed by the victories of Oliver Cromwell and by his seizure of power as Lord Protector. The origins of the War and the course of the campaigns are described here by the late Maurice Ashley, a leading authority on 17th-century England, who based his narrative on the latest academic research and on the analysis by military experts of such important battles as those of Marston Moor and Naseby.

About Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley, CBE, D.Litt, a former vice-president of the Cromwell Association, was research assistant to Winston Churchill during the years 1929-33, an officer in the Army Intelligence Corps, 1941-5, and editor of The Listener, 1958-67. He is the author of several works on the seventeenth century, including Life in Stuart England, Charles I and Oliver Cromwell and The Battle of Naseby and the Fall of King Charles I.

Table of Contents

Long-term causes; immediate causes; the War opens - 1640-1642; first campaigns - 1642-1643; the War widens - 1644; parliament's victory - 1645-1646; the second civil war - 1648; the third civil war - 1649-1651.

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GOR001338027
The English Civil War by Maurice Ashley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2001-06-30
153
0750928077
9780750928076
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