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    Description'I am doing your Majesty some service here, whilst I am preparing the story of your sufferings; that posterity may know by whose default the nation was even overwhelmed with calamities, and by whose virtue it was redeemed.' Clarendon's massive History has since its first publication in 1702-4 dominated our images of the English Civil War. Written by a man who for over a quarter of a century was one of the closest advisers to Charles I and Charles II, it contains a remarkably frank account of the inadequacies of royalist policy-making as well as an astute analysis of the principles and practice of government. Clarendon chronicles in absorbing detail the factions and intrigues, the rise of Cromwell and the death of Charles I, the bloody battles and the eventual Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 after the Interregnum. He brings to life the key players in a series of brilliant character portraits, and his account is admired as much for its literary quality as its historical value. This new selection conveys a strong sense of the narrative, and contains passages from Clarendon's autobiography, The Life, including the important description of the intellectual coterie at Great Tew in the 1630s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The History of the Rebellion
    Subtitle
    A New Selection
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Earl of Edward Hyde Clarendon, Edited by Paul Seaward
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199228171
    ISBN 10: 0199228175
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
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    DC22: 942.062
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    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, HBWE, 3JD
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHWR3, NHWF
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Paul Seaward is General Editor, with Martin Dzelzainis, of an Oxford edition of the complete works of Clarendon (forthcoming). He has edited Thomas Hobbes's Behemoth as part of the Clarendon edition of the works of Thomas Hobbes and has previously published The Cavalier Parliament and the Reconstruction of the Old Regime (CUP,1989) and The Restoration, 1660-1688 (Macmillan, 1990). He has been Director of the History of Parliament Trust, London, since 2001 and was previously a clerk in the House of Commons and held a research fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge.