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England's fortress : new perspectives on Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax

Author: Andrew Hopper; Philip Major
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UKBurlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overshadowed in the popular imagination by the figure of Oliver Cromwell, historians are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in shaping the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Fairfax Fairfax, Baron; Thomas Fairfax Fairfax, Baron; Thomas Fairfax Fairfax
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hopper; Philip Major
ISBN: 9781472418562 1472418565 9781472418579 1472418573 9781472418586 1472418581
OCLC Number: 876680705
Description: xi, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction, Andrew Hopper and Philip Major. Part I Fairfax: Soldier and Statesman: 'In so shifting a scene': Thomas Fairfax as Lord of the Isle of Man, 1651-60, John Callow; Sir Thomas Fairfax and siege warfare during the English Civil Wars, Robert Barcroft; Naseby: landscape of a battlefield, Mandy de Belin; Remembering (and forgetting) Fairfax's battlefields, Ian Atherton; Images of Fairfax in modern literature and film, Andrew Hopper. Part II Fairfax: Husband, Horseman and Scholar: Anne and Thomas Fairfax, and the Vere connection, Jacqueline Eales; 'Oh how I love these solitudes': Thomas Fairfax and the poetics of retirement, Philip Major; 'The genius of the house': Andrew Marvell's private Lord Fairfax, Keith McDonald; An Appleton Psalter: the shared devotions of Thomas Fairfax and Andrew Marvell, Rory Tanner; Gentlemen's recreation and Georgic improvement: Lord Fairfax on horse breeding, Richard Nash. Works cited; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Hopper and Philip Major.
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'This book does not intend to be a pure military history - as well as looking at Fairfax the soldier and the statesman, equal attention is given to Fairfax the husband, the horseman, and the scholar. Read more...

 
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