The History of the Rebellion : A new selection
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.
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- Paperback | 544 pages
- 128 x 196 x 30mm | 395g
- 01 Dec 2010
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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About Earl of Edward Hyde Clarendon
London, since 2001 and was previously a clerk in the House of Commons and held a research fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge.