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Britain in Revolution : 1625-1660, Paperback / softback Book

Britain in Revolution : 1625-1660 Paperback / softback


This is the definitive history of the English Civil War, set in its full historical context from the accession of Charles I to the Restoration of Charles II.

These were the most turbulent years of British history and their reverberations have been felt down the centuries.

Throughout the middle decades of the seventeenth century England, Scotland, and Ireland were convulsed by political upheaval and wracked by rebellion and civil war.

The Stuart monarchy was inabeyance for twenty years in all three kingdoms, and Charles I famously met his death on the scaffold.

Austin Woolrych breathes life back into the story of these years, the sweep of his prose buttressed by the authority of a lifetime's scholarship.

He captures the drama and the passion, the momentum of events and the force of contingency.

He brilliantly interweaves the history of the three kingdoms and their peoples, gripping the reader with the fast-paced yet always balanced story.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 842 pages, 16pp halftone plates
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780199272686



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