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. Miss Wedgewood has sought to convey the vivid day sequence of events as they flooded down on the men & women of the time, and to restore as far as possible the immediacy of their experience.
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Dame Veronica Wedgwood was born in 1910 and educated in London, France, Germany and at Oxford University. She was awarded the Order of Merit in 1969. A prolific writer, her books include The King's War and The Trial of Charles I also published in Penguin Classic History. Professor Sir John Plumb wrote of Dame Veronica that 'Her gifts are splendid and altogether exceptional. She is a great craftswoman and a great writer.'
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Book Description Penguin., 1983. Book Condition: new. new edition softback. VG. slipcase VG. 8x5.5. 510pp, 703pp, 253pp. vol iii - 3 b/w plates. An acclaimed three-volume history of the English Civil War (1637-1649), this conveys the bewildering momentum of events as the King's peace is overtaken by suspicion, disorder and the sword, culminating in the trial and execution of Charles I. Bookseller Inventory # 326193
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140069909
Book Description Penguin UK, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140069909