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The English Revolution and the wars in the three kingdoms, 1638-1652

Author: I J Gentles
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Modern wars in perspective.
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Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic cost of the wars. The many actors in the drama are appraised with subtlety. Charles I, while partly the author of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gentles, Ian.
English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I J Gentles
ISBN: 9781317898467 131789846X 9781315845630 1315845636
OCLC Number: 881417476
Notes: The king's trial.
Description: 1 online resource (539 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of maps; Acknowledgements; Preface; Prologue; 1 Rebellion in the north; The National Covenant; The army of the Covenant; The army of Charles I; The First Bishops' War, 1639; The pacification of Berwick; Kirk, Tables and estates: the Scottish parliament of 1639; The Second Bishops' War; Dénouement at Newburn; 2 The Irish insurgency, 1641-42; Conquest, religion, land and ethnicity: the background of the 1641 rebellion; The rise and fall of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, 1633-41. The rising in Ulster and its spread to the other provincesThe atrocity stories and their impact; 3 The outbreak of civil war in England, 1640-42; Constitutional revolution: the Long Parliament and the people, 1640-42; 4 Building and fuelling the machinery of war: recruitment, finance, logistics; War in England: preliminary menoeuvres, January-August 1642; The navy; Recruitment; Finance; Logistics; Armour and equipment; Horses; Imports; The English Civil War; Transport; Conclusion; 5 Popular allegiance in the English Civil War; Popular allegiance; Fluctuating allegiance; Combat motivation. 6 War in England: the first year, 1642-43The road to Edgehill; The battle; The march on London; Peace or mass mobilization (i)?; Adwalton Moor; The west Midlands; The centre: Reading; The south-west; Lansdown; Roundway Down; The political fall-out at Westminster; Bristol and the undermining of Viscount Saye and Sele; Peace or mass mobilization (ii)?; The tide begins to turn; The siege of Gloucester; The battle of Newbury; 7 The hinge year, 1643-44; Ireland: the Cessation of September 1643; England: the alliance with Scotland; The Solemn League and Covenant. England: the winter campaign: Alton, Arundel and Nantwich1644: the spring campaign; The summer campaign: Marston Moor; The late summer and autumn campaign; The aftermath of Marston Moor and Lostwithiel; 8 Hope revived: royalists counterattack, roundheads regroup, September 1644-May 1645; The Irish theatre; The Scottish theatre; The English theatre: Second Newbury; The Self-Denying Ordinance; The Uxbridge Treaty; The New Model Army; The exploits of Montrose; 9 The king vanquished, 1645-46; England: the spring campaign; Scotland: Montrose vanquished; Dénouement: England, July 1645-June 1646. England: the royalist collapseIreland: September 1644-September 1646; 10 The wars carried on by other means: the political struggles of 1646-48; Charles I and the Scots; Ireland: the Ormond Peace and Rinuccini; England: the Newcastle Propositions; Ireland; England; The Engagement of Charles I with the Scots; Conclusion; 11 The War of the Engagement --
1648; Scotland; Ireland; England; Wales; Maidstone; The siege of Colchester; Preston; 12 Regicide and republic; The Newport Treaty; The Army and the Levellers; Pride's Purge; The arrival of Cromwell; The navy; Ormond; The Agreement of the People.
Series Title: Modern wars in perspective.
Responsibility: Ian Gentles.
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