The English Revolution 1642–1649

  • Authors
  • D. E. Kennedy
Book

Part of the British History in Perspective book series (BHP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. D. E. Kennedy
    Pages 1-9
  3. D. E. Kennedy
    Pages 10-46
  4. D. E. Kennedy
    Pages 47-63
  5. D. E. Kennedy
    Pages 64-89
  6. D. E. Kennedy
    Pages 90-115
  7. D. E. Kennedy
    Pages 116-140
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-171

About this book

Introduction

The English Civil Wars and Revolution remain controversial. This book develops the theme that the Revolution, arising from the three separate rebellions, was an English phenomenon exported to Ireland and then to Scotland. Dr Kennedy examines the widespread effects of years of bloody and unnatural civil wars upon the British Isles. He also explores the symbolism of Charles I's execution, the 'great debates' about the proper limits of the King's authority and the 'great divide' in English politics which makes neutral writing about this period impossible. Taking into account the radical exigencies and expectations of war and peace-making, the discordant testimonies from battlefield and bargaining table, Parliament, press and pulpit, Dr Kennedy provides a full analysis of the English experience of revolution.

Keywords

civil war revolution Scotland

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