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Britain in revolution : 1625 - 1660

Author: Austin Woolrych
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
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Britain in Revolution is the story of the upheavals in England, Scotland, and Ireland that broke the course of royal government for two decades and more. Austin Woolrych evokes the drama of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Woolrych
ISBN: 0199272689 9780199272686
OCLC Number: 249446894
Description: VIII , 814 S : Kt.
Contents: Prologue ; I: BACKGROUND AND BEGINNINGS 1625-1640 ; 1. King Charles's Inheritance, i: Three Kingdoms, Three Peoples ; 2. King Charles's Inheritance, ii: The Matter of Religion ; 3. The New Reign ; 4. Storm over Scotland ; 5. The Bishops' Wars ; II: WAR IN THREE KINGDOMS 1640-1646 ; 6. Climacteric ; 7. Three Kingdoms in Crisis ; 8. The Blast of War ; 9. The Conflict Widens ; 10. Towards a Resolution ; III: TOWARDS A KINGLESS BRITAIN 1646-1649 ; 11. Between Two Wars ; 12. Climacteric II: 'Not a Mere Mercenary Army' ; 13. The Second Civil War ; 14. Quest for a Settlement ; IV: THE COMMONWEALTH 1649-1653 ; 15. The Commonwealth at War ; 16. The Commonwealth in Crisis ; 17. 'A Story of My Own Weakness and Folly'? ; V: CROMWELL'S PROTECTORATE 1653-1658 ; 18. A New Order in Three Nations ; 19. The First Phase of Cromwellian Rule ; 20. 'A Single Person and a Parliament' ; 21. Royalists in Arms, Swordsmen in the Saddle ; 22. King or Constable? ; 23. The Protectorate in Scotland, Ireland, and Europe ; 24. Unfinished Business ; VI: THE COLLAPSE OF THE GOOD OLD CAUSE 1658-1660 ; 25. The Overthrow of the Protectorate ; 26. The Commonwealth Restored ; 27. The Monarchy Restored ; Epilogue ; Further Reading ; Index
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