Britain in Revolution: 1625-1660

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OUP Oxford, 14‏/11‏/2002 - 842 من الصفحات
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 in abeyance 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.

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King Charless Inheritance I Three Kingdoms Three Peoples
9
King Charless Inheritance II The Matter of Religion
32
The New Reign
49
Storm over Scotland
85
The Bishops Wars
115
War in Three Kingdoms 16401646
153
Climacteric I a Posture of Defence
155
Three Kingdoms in Crisis
189
The Commonwealth in Crisis
502
A Story of My Own Weakness and Folly?
537
Cromwells Protectorate 16531658
561
A New Order in Three Nations
563
The First Phase of Cromwellian Rule
580
A Single Person and a Parliament
601
Cavaliers in Arms Swordsmen in the Saddle
616
King or Constable?
638

The Blast of War
234
The Conflict Widens
268
Towards a Resolution
296
Towards a Kingless Britain 16461649
333
Between Two Wars
335
Climacteric II not a mere Mercenary Army
366
The Second Civil War
402
Quest for a Settlement
434
The Commonwealth 16491653
459
The Commonwealth at War
461
The Protectorate in Scotland Ireland and Europe
664
Unfinished Business
684
The Collapse of the Good Old Cause 16581660
705
The Overthrow of the Protectorate
707
The Commonwealth Restored
727
The Monarchy Restored
757
Epilogue
780
Index
801
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الصفحة 389 - that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; and therefore ... that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government'. Against
الصفحة 319 - Honest men served you faithfully in this action. Sir, they are trusty; I beseech you in the name of God, not to discourage them. ... He that ventures his life for the liberty of his country, I wish he trust God for the liberty of his conscience, and you for the liberty he fights for.
الصفحة 299 - the state, in choosing men to serve them, takes no notice of their opinions; if they be willing faithfully to serve them, that satisfies ... Take heed of being sharp... against those to whom you can object little but that they square not with you in every opinion concerning matters of religion.
الصفحة 531 - Sir,' replied Bradshaw, 'we have heard what you did at the House in the morning, and before many hours all England will hear it: but, sir, you are mistaken to think that the parliament is dissolved, for no power under heaven can dissolve them but themselves; therefore take you notice of that.
الصفحة 484 - Is it therefore infallibly agreeable to the Word of God, all that you say? I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken .. . There may be ... a carnal confidence upon
الصفحة 262 - I had rather have a plain russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a gentleman and is nothing else. I honour a gentleman that is so indeed.
الصفحة 200 - desire to let loose the golden reins of discipline and government in the church, to leave private persons or particular congregations to take up what form of divine service they please, for we hold it requisite that there should be throughout the whole realm a conformity to that order which the laws enjoin according to the word of God. In
الصفحة 471 - yet God would not have it so; but, by an unexpected providence, in his righteous justice, brought a just judgement upon them, causing them to become a prey to the soldier, who in their piracies had made preys of so many families, and made with their blood to answer the cruelties which they had exercised upon the lives of

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