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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.
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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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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 (Soldat) Fairfax
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hopper
ISBN: 9780719071089 0719071089 0719071097 9780719071096
OCLC Number: 123114855
Description: 262 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures, maps and tables Preface and acknowledgement Abbreviations Introduction PART I 1 The Yorkshire Fairfaxes and the outbreak of wa 2 'The rude malice of the people': Fairfax and popular parliamentarianism 3 'The brutish general' and the year of victories 4 Parliament, the army and the second civil war 5 Fairfax and the King killers 6 Republic and Restoration PART II 7 The Fairfaxes and the causes of the civil war 8 Religion and honour 9 'The rider of the white horse': image and reputation 10 Gender and literature: Anne Fairfax and Andrew Marvell 11 Fairfax and Cromwell Conclusion: The Short Memorials and the battle for the memory of Black Tom Bibliography Index
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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