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The Great Rebellion, 1642 1660

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This revised edition aims to illustrate in detail the origins and course of the English Civil War, paying particular attention to the relatively neglected 1650s, and ends with the Restoration settlement of 1660. The emphasis throughout is on political and constitutional matters, and on the interaction of personalities and the interposition of chance.
Paperback, 326 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Alan Sutton Publishing (first published 1940)
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This is a decent overview of the English Civil War, especially good at tracing all the labyrinthine political machinations and providing a neat outline of military endeavors.

The writing is lively but lacking in clarity at points, and may be a bit unapproachable to someone who is unfamiliar with the topic. There are several occasions where large events are mentioned only in passing, with the assumption that the reader already knows the details. The trial of Charles I, for example, is given a pag
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Aug 22, 2011 Emery Strand rated it it was ok
Good information on that chaotic time period. I'm trying to figure out how my ancestors were influenced by the politics and government switching that took place. Ivan Roots over uses the thesaurus. He must be trying to impress the reader with his great but tedious vocabulary. Not to be too niggling, but many of the words were off, slightly malapropism like. I wonder what his writing would have been like if he had wrote in English.
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