God's Fury, England's Fire

God's Fury, England's Fire : A New History of the English Civil Wars

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The sequence of civil wars that ripped England apart in the seventeenth century was one of the most devastating conflicts in its history. It destroyed families and towns, ravaged the population and led many, both supporters of Charles I and his opponents, to believe that England's people were being punished by a vengeful God. This masterly new history illuminates what it was like to live through a time of terrifying violence, religious fervor and radical politics. Michael Braddick describes how pamphleteers, armies, iconoclasts, witch-hunters, Levellers, protestors and petitioners were all mobilized in the chaos, as they fought over new ways to imagine their world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 38.1mm | 544.31g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0141008970
  • 9780141008974
  • 136,007

About Michael Braddick

Michael Braddick is Professor of History at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of The Nerves of State: Taxation and the Financing of the English State, 1558-1700 and State Formation in Early Modern England, c.1500-1700.show more