The English Civil War by C V Wedgwood
Three volumes as follows;
The King’s Peace 1637-1641. This volume tells the story of the four eventful years which immediately preceded the Civil War, years which transformed the tranquil dominions of King Charles into a land rent by mistrust and menaced by fire and sword. It tells of the rise of the covenanters in Scotland with such leaders as the gallant Montrose and the mysterious Argyll. It tells of Parliament’s opposition to the King under the skilful leadership of John Pym. The tragedy of Strafford is linked with the terrible insurrection in Ireland.
The King’s War 1641-1647 was originally published in 1958 and covers the story of the great rebellion from 1642-1647, from the arrest of the five members to the dramatic moment when the Scots surrendered the captive King Charles to the English. During these years the great battles of Marston Moor and Baseby Wree fought, Rupert emerged as the King’s chief general and Montrose conducted his brilliant but forlorn campaign in Scotland. On the parliamentary side the death of Pym was followed by the rise of Cromwell, both in parliament and in the field.
The Trial of Charles I was originally published in 1964 & in this acclaimed account, the author recreates the dramatic events of the trial and Charles’ final days, to vividly bring to life the main actors in this tragic and compelling story. The reign of Charles I, defined by religious conflict, a titanic power struggle with Parliament, and culminating in the English Civil Wars, the execution of the king, and the brief abolition of the monarchy, was one of the most turbulent in English history. Six years after the First Civil War began, and following Charles’ support for the failed Royalist uprising of the Second Civil War, an act of Parliament was passed that produced something unprecedented in the history of England: the trial of an English king on a capital charge. There followed ten extraordinary weeks that finally drew to a dark end on January 30, 1649, when Charles was beheaded in Whitehall.
- Folio Society First Impression No. 1065
- Publisher Folio Society, London; 2001
- Printed Cloth Hardback, 483, 552, 237 pp
- Contemporary paintings, drawings, prints and maps.
- Size 250 x 160mm, 4kg
Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy
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