The English Civil War : A Peoples History



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Author: Purkiss, Diane


Published on 5 February 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers (HarperPerennial) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 400 pages
192 x 186 x 44 | 484g

A remarkable popular history of the English Civil War, from the perspectives of those involved in this most significant turning point in British history.

The compelling narrative draws on new sources such as letters, memoirs, ballads and plays to bring to life the Roundheads and Cavaliers, the foot soldiers, war widows and witchfinders of one of the most significant turning points in British history, culminating in Oliver Cromwells triumph and the execution of Charles I.

By blending the political and the personal, Diane Purkiss illuminates both the ideologies behind the English Civil War and the fears of those who fought in it; the men who were destroyed by the conflict and those, such as Oliver Cromwell, who were defined by it.