The King's War 1641-1647

By: C. V. Wedgwood

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"When King Charles came home from Scotland in the autumn of 1641, London was bright with hangings and the fountains ran wine..." With these words C V Wedgwood begins the second volume of her history of the Great Rebellion which carries the story from 1641 to 1647, from the Parliamentary passage of the Grand Remonstrance to the dramatic moment when the Scots surrendered the captive King Charles to the English. These were the years when the great battles of Marston Moor and Naseby were fought; when Prince Rupert emerged as the King's chief general; and Montrose conducted his brilliant but forlorn Scottish campaign. 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 not merely an army but a new social force in English life. By the end of this volume, the Royalist cause had suffered a political and military defeat from which it could not recover. As the centre of power moved from King to Parliament; so it moved within Parliament itself to groups led by Cromwell, and at all times, the course of the struggle was profoundly influenced by events in Scotland and Ireland. Miss Wedgwood depicts this violent welter of military, political and religous developments with clarity, humour and sympathy; at the same time she communicates the tension and uncertainty, the texture of day-to-day life in a country at war with vivid and unforgettable immediacy. 703 pages. Fading to spine edge. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; History; ISBN: 0140069917. ISBN/EAN: 9780140069914. Inventory No: 252590. Paperback

Title: The King's War 1641-1647

Author Name: C. V. Wedgwood

Categories: History,

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 1983

ISBN Number: 0140069917

ISBN Number 13: 9780140069914

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good Condition

Seller ID: 252590

Keywords: BZDB43 History; History; The Kings War 16411647 C V Wedgwood Paperback,