RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 69021101 LA English T1 The English Civil War : Papists, gentlewomen, soldiers, and witchfinders in the birth of modern Britain A1 Purkiss, Diane,, PB Basic Books PP New York YR 2006 SN 9780465067565 0465067565 9780465067572 0465067573 AB "In this history of the violent struggle between the monarchy and parliament that tore apart seventeenth-century England, a rising star among British historians sheds new light on the people who fought and died during those tumultuous years. Like the Magna Carta or the American Revolution, the English Civil War concerned fundamental questions of sovereignty and political rights that are still the guiding principles of democracies today. But the political revolutions came at a price: the execution of a king, brutal persecution of Catholics and Royalists, and years of tyranny. Drawing on exciting new sources, including letters, memoirs, ballads, plays, illustrations, and even cookbooks, Diane Purkiss creates a portrait of this turbulent era."--BOOK JACKET.