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'Black Tom' : Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution

Author: Andrew Hopper
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
Series: Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Black Tom' examines the transformative experience of the English revolution from the viewpoint of one of its leading, yet most neglected, participants. It is the first modern academic study of Fairfax, making it essential reading for university students as well as historians of the 17th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hopper, Andrew (Andrew James).
'Black Tom'.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007
(OCoLC)607849805
Named Person: Thomas Fairfax Fairfax, Baron; Thomas Fairfax Fairfax, Baron; Thomas Fairfax (Soldat) Fairfax; Thomas Fairfax Fairfax, Baron
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hopper
ISBN: 9780719071089 0719071089 0719071097 9780719071096
OCLC Number: 123114855
Description: 262 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures, maps and tablesPreface and acknowledgementAbbreviationsIntroductionPART I1 The Yorkshire Fairfaxes and the outbreak of wa2 'The rude malice of the people': Fairfax and popular parliamentarianism3 'The brutish general' and the year of victories4 Parliament, the army and the second civil war5 Fairfax and the King killers6 Republic and RestorationPART II7 The Fairfaxes and the causes of the civil war8 Religion and honour9 'The rider of the white horse': image and reputation10 Gender and literature: Anne Fairfax and Andrew Marvell11 Fairfax and CromwellConclusion: The Short Memorials and the battle for the memory of Black TomBibliographyIndex -- .
Series Title: Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
Responsibility: Andrew Hopper.

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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. -- .  Read more...

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"This is an important, well written and convincingly argued book, covering the career of a major, and neglected, figure from the period."--Patrick Little, History of Parliament Trust

 
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