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The British Civil War : the wars of the three kingdoms, 1638-1660

Author: Trevor Royle
Publisher: New York : Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Palgrave MacMillan edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Royle
ISBN: 0312292937 9780312292935
OCLC Number: 55009336
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 2004 as Civil War : the wars of the three kingdoms, 1638-1660, by Little, Brown.
Description: xiii, 888 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Battle of Lützen 1632 --
pt. 1. The descent to war 1638-1642. The illustrious hope of Great Britain --
The personal rule --
The crown and the kirk --
'That glorious marriage of the kingdom with God' --
The assembly in Glasgow --
For Christ's crown and covenant, the First Bishops' War --
Foul and horrid treason, the Second Bishops' War --
The gathering storm --
Ireland in flames --
The storm finally breaks --
pt. 2. The First Civil War 1642-1647. Father against son, brother against brother --
First shots, Edgehill --
The failure to take London --
Hearts and cities, the war to win the centre --
Western wonder, the war in the West Country --
Changing fortunes, the war in the North --
Stalemate --
Keep your powder dry, Marston Moor --
The pity of war --
Smile out to God in praises, Naseby --
Montrose's Annus Mirabilis --
Things fall apart --
Confederates for the King --
The beginning of the end --
The levellers and the Putney debates --
The king's engagement --
pt. 3. The Second and Third Civil Wars 1648-1651. Wales rises for the King --
A summer of discontent --
Nothing but the hand of God, Preston --
Pride's purge --
That memorable scene --
The creation of a Commonwealth --
Those barbarous wretches, Drogheda and Wexford --
The curse of Cromwell --
Prince of Wales, King of Scotland --
A signal mercy, Dunbar --
Hammer of the Scots --
Hell or Connacht, the subjugation of Scotland and Ireland --
pt. 4. The Protectorate 1653-1659. Winning the peace --
My delight amongst the nations, the Anglo-Dutch War --
Cromwell, Lord Protector --
The Cromwellian settlement in Scotland and Ireland --
'Silly mean fellows', the rule of the major-generals --
Fighting the Lord's battles, the war against Spain --
King Cromwell and tumbledown Dick --
The King comes into his own --
pt. 5. Restoration 1660. Revenge and restraint --
The settlement of the three kingdoms --
The civil wars and modern memory --
Epilogue: Lexington and Concord, 1775.
Other Titles: Civil War
Responsibility: Trevor Royle.
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