The King's War, 1641-1647

The King's War, 1641-1647

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"The King's War" takes the story of the great rebellion from 1642-1647, from the arrest of the five members to the dramatic moment when the Scots surrendered the captive King Charles to the English. During these years the great battles of Marston Moor and Baseby Wree fought, Rupert emerged as the King's chief general and Montrose conducted his brilliant but forlorn campaign in Scotland. On the parliamentary side the death of Pym was followed by the rise of Cromwell, both in parliament and in the field. the new model army, which won the war for parliament, was largely his creation. It was merely an army but a new social force in English life. Here for the first time "the ordinary people" had an organization through which they could make their influence felt on the politics of the nation.
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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 134 x 215 x 52mm | 760g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • bibliography, references, index
  • 0141390727
  • 9780141390727

Table of contents

Book One - from peace to war, November 1641 - April 1643: London lost; prepaprations for war; autumn campaign; winter of discontent. Book Two The first civil war, April 1643 - October 1645: the equipoise of fortune; the coming of the Scots; the north and the west; the reform of the armies; the end of the cavaliers. Book Three Between war and peace, October 1645 - January 1647: Presbyterians and independents; the king and the Scots.
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Author information

Dame Veronica Wedgwood was born in 1910 and educated in London, France, Germany and at Oxford University. She was awarded the Order of Merit in 1969. A prolific writer, her books include The King's Peace 1637-41 and The Trial Of Charles I also published in Penguin Classic History. Professor Sir John Plumb wrote of Dame Veronica that 'Her gifts are splendid and altogether exceptional. She is a great craftswoman and a great writer.'
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