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The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652

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The English Revolution  Ian Gentles

 

The English revolution was a shattering experience for the people of Ireland and Scotland as well as England , as wars broke out successively in - and between - all three kingdoms. Monarchy was overthrown, the Established Church abolished, and an aggressive, expansionist foreign policy unleashed that would set Britain on the road to empire.  The costs of war and revolution were enormous: a devastating death toll, property laid waste throughout each kingdom, and a narrowly-based republican regime that was in several respects more tyrannical than the divine-right monarchy it replaced.  

 

Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them.  Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic cost of the wars.  The many actors in the drama are appraised with subtlety.  Charles I, while partly the author of his own misfortune, is shown to have been at moments an inspirational leader.

 

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms is a sophisticated, comprehensive, exciting account of the sixteen years that were the hinge of British and Irish history.  It encompasses politics and war, personalities and ideas, embedding them all in a coherent and absorbing narrative.  There was nothing inevitable about the outcome of the English Revolution, as the books emphasis on the importance of ideas and of human agency convincingly demonstrates.

 

Ian Gentles is Visiting Professor of History at Tyndale College , Toronto .  His books include The New Model Army (1992), and he has contributed numerous articles to The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography .

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Gentles (history, Tyndale College, Toronto) draws on research of the past four decades that suggests ethnic and cultural differences as the battle line in the civil wars rather than social and class conflict as had been previously thought. In all three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, he points out, the wealthy and poor, the privileged and oppressed were about equally divided between adherents of the king and adherents of Parliament. He presents a basically chronological account, with chapters on general trends inserted at times when they first appeared or made the most difference. A final chapter tallies up the human and material cost. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic cost of the wars. The many actors in the drama are appraised with subtlety. Charles I, while partly the author of his own misfortune, is shown to have been at moments an inspirational leader.

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms is a sophisticated, comprehensive, exciting account of the sixteen years that were the hinge of British and Irish history. It encompasses politics and war, personalities and ideas, embedding them all in a coherent and absorbing narrative. 

 

Synopsis:

This book will capture the imaginations of anyone fascinated by Charles I and Oliver Cromwell.

  • Appeals to a broad spectrum of people with an interest in the ever popular arena of military history
  • The first serious attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic costs of the wars
  • Thoroughly explores spiritual questions such as morale, combat motivation and the role of religion

About the Author

Ian Gentles is Visiting Professor of History at the Tyndale University College in Toronto, Canada.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Prologue

1: Rebellion in the North  

2: The Irish Insurgency, 1641-2   

3: The outbreak of civil war in England, 1640-42

4: Building and Fuelling the Machinery of War: Recruitment, Finance, Logistics

5: Popular Allegiance in the English Civil War

6: War in England: the first year, 1642-3   

7: The hinge year: 1643-4

8: Hope revived: royalists counterattack, roundheads regroup, September 1644 - May 1645  

9:  The King Vanquished, 1645-6   

10: The wars carried on by other means: the political struggles of 1646-1648  

11: The War of the Engagement - 1648

12: Regicide and Republic  

13: Ormond, Cromwell, the Levellers and Ireland  

14: War between Scotlandand England, 1650-51  

15: Audit of war: the human and material cost

Epilogue   

Product Details

ISBN:
9780582065512
Author:
Gentles, Ian
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Charles I, 1625-
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Civil War, 1642-
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Wars in Perspective
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.13x6.22x1.18 in. 1.78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battles and sieges, as well as the political and religious struggles that underpinned them. Based on extensive archival and secondary research he undertakes the first sustained attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic cost of the wars. The many actors in the drama are appraised with subtlety. Charles I, while partly the author of his own misfortune, is shown to have been at moments an inspirational leader.

The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms is a sophisticated, comprehensive, exciting account of the sixteen years that were the hinge of British and Irish history. It encompasses politics and war, personalities and ideas, embedding them all in a coherent and absorbing narrative. 

 

"Synopsis" by , This book will capture the imaginations of anyone fascinated by Charles I and Oliver Cromwell.

  • Appeals to a broad spectrum of people with an interest in the ever popular arena of military history
  • The first serious attempt to arrive at global estimates of the human and economic costs of the wars
  • Thoroughly explores spiritual questions such as morale, combat motivation and the role of religion

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