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The King's War, 1641-1647 By C.V. Wedgwood,

  • Title: The King's War, 1641-1647
  • Author: C.V. Wedgwood
  • ISBN: 9780140069914
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • When King Charles came home from Scotland in the autumn of 1641, London was bright with hangings and the fountains ran wine With these words C V Wedgwood begins the second volume of her history of the Great Rebellion which carries the story from 1641 to 1647, from the Parliamentary passage of the Grand Remonstrance to the dramatic moment when the Scots surrendered the When King Charles came home from Scotland in the autumn of 1641, London was bright with hangings and the fountains ran wine With these words C V Wedgwood begins the second volume of her history of the Great Rebellion which carries the story from 1641 to 1647, from the Parliamentary passage of the Grand Remonstrance to the dramatic moment when the Scots surrendered the captive King Charles to the English.These were the years when the great battles of Marston Moor and Naseby were fought when Prince Rupert emerged as the King s chief general and Montrose conducted his brilliant but forlorn Scottish campaign On the Parliamentary side the death of Pym was followed by the rise of Cromwell, both in Parliament and in the field The New Model Army, which won the war for Parliament, was largely his creation It was not merely an army but a new social force in English life.By the end of this volume, the Royalist cause had suffered a political and military defeat from which it could not recover As the centre of power moved from King to Parliament so it moved within Parliament itself to groups led by Cromwell, and at all times, the course of the struggle was profoundly influenced by events in Scotland and Ireland.Miss Wedgwood depicts this violent welter of military, political and religous developments with clarity, humour and sympathy at the same time she communicates the tension and uncertainty, the texture of day to day life in a country at war with vivid and unforgettable immediacy.
    The King s War When King Charles came home from Scotland in the autumn of London was bright with hangings and the fountains ran wine With these words C V Wedgwood begins the second volume of her history of the

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    1. An exquisitely detailed account of the English civil war between Charles I and Parliament The author achieved her goal of providing an essentially day by day narrative that highlights the precarious balance in which the war mostly hung Far from the forgone conclusion that analysts, armed with hindsight, claim, the war at many points could have gone either way, or at least it seemed that way at the time to those involved The outcome was not the product of a General s meticulously planned strategy [...]

    2. I can t believe I ve never read this before You haven t really studied the Civil War until you have read it Beautifully balanced between the King and Parliament, and the factions and parties that divided both sides, and very strong on the Irish uprising and Montrose s rebellion the bits of the English Civil War that weren t English at all , making clear all the complex feuding and intrigues that went on, but still bringing out the essential military story Possibly compared to recent work, the i [...]

    3. A coherent account of a very incoherent time Plots and counterplots and counter counterplots and counter counter counterplots on all sides And a lot of really savy politicians on the Right but Repulsive side, and not enough on the Wrong but Wromantic side See 1066 and all That by Sellar Yeatman.

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