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Black Tom: Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution

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Black Tom delivers a groundbreaking examination of the transformative experience of the English revolution from the viewpoint of one of its leading, yet most neglected, participants. It is the first modern academic study of Fairfax, making it essential reading for university students as well as historians of the seventeenth century. Its accessible style will appeal to a wi ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 15th 2007 by Manchester University Press (first published April 1st 2007)
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I am really glad I read this book. I have been wondering of late where the exceptionally sympathetic representation of Fairfax in some books I read as a kid had come from which was strange because modern historians really didn't give me that impression at all. I now understand that the three previous biographies, the first dating from sometime in the 19th century, all rather over-romanticised his sterling qualities.

Hopper deals with Fairfax in two sections: one biographical and the second discus
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