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The English Revolution, 1642-49

The English Revolution, 1642-49 (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 08/06/2000 ISBN-13: 9780333631805  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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D. E. KENNEDY is Associate Professor of History and Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

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