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God's fury, England's fire : a new history of the English civil wars

Author: M J Braddick
Publisher: London, England : Allen Lane, 2008.
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The sequence of civil wars that ripped England apart in the 17th century was the single most traumatic event between the medieval Black Death and the two world wars. Braddick gives the reader a sense both of what it was like to live through events of uncontrollable violence and what really animated the different sides.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Braddick
ISBN: 9780713996326 0713996323
OCLC Number: 181069100
Description: xxvi, 757 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Crisis of the Three Kingdoms, 1637-1642 --
1. From the Bowels of the Whore of Babel: The Scottish Prayer Book Rebellion and the Politics of Reformation --
2. Self-Government at the King's Command: Politics and Society in Caroline England --
3. Drawing Swords in the King's Service: The English and the Bishops' Wars --
4. We Dream Now of a Golden Age: The Long Parliament and the Public Sphere --
5. Barbarous Catholics and Puritan Populists: The Irish Rising and the Politics of Fear --
6. Paper Combats: The Battle for the Provinces --
7. Raising Forces: The Slide into War --
War, 1642-1646 --
8. Armed Negotiation: The Battle of Edgehill and Its Aftermath --
9. Military Escalation, Loyalty and Honour: The English War Efforts in 1643 --
10. The War of Three Kingdoms: The Irish Cessation and the Solemn League and Covenant, 1643 --
11. Marston Moor: The Victory of the Covenant --
12. A Man Not Famous but Notorious: Death and Its Meanings --
13. Naseby and the End of the War: The Triumph of the New Model Army --
14. Winners and Losers: The Costs and Benefits of Civil War --
15. Remaking the Local Community: The Politics of Parishes at War --
Revolution, 1646-1649 --
16. Post-War Politics: Print, Polemic and Mobilization --
17. Military Defeat and Political Survival: Attempts at Settlement from Newcastle to Newmarket --
18. The Army, the People and the Scots: Putney, the Engagement and the Vote of No Addresses --
19. To Preserve That Which God Hath Manifestly Declared Against: Charles, the Scots, and the Second Civil War --
20. The Occasioner, Author, and Continuer of the Said Unnatural, Cruel and Bloody Wars: The Trial and Execution of Charles I --
21. Epilogue: England's Freedom.
Responsibility: Michael Braddick.

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