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The Resource A History of England. Volume III : Civil War, Peter Ackroyd

A History of England. Volume III : Civil War, Peter Ackroyd

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A History of England. Volume III : Civil War
Title
A History of England. Volume III : Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Title variation
History of England
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II. The Stuart dynasty brought together the two nations of England and Scotland into one realm, albeit a realm still marked by political divisions that echo to this day. More importantly, perhaps, the Stuart era was marked by the cruel depredations of civil war, and the killing of a king. Ackroyd paints a vivid portrait of James I and his heirs. Shrewd and opinionated, the new King was eloquent on matters as diverse as theology, witchcraft and the abuses of tobacco, but his attitude to the English parliament sowed the seeds of the division that would split the country in the reign of his hapless heir, Charles I. Ackroyd offers a brilliant - warts and all - portrayal of Charles's nemesis Oliver Cromwell, Parliament's great military leader and England's only dictator, who began his career as a political liberator but ended it as much of a despot as 'that man of blood', the king he executed. England's turbulent seventeenth century is vividly laid out before us, but so too is the cultural and social life of the period, notable for its extraordinarily rich literature, including Shakespeare's late masterpieces, Jacobean tragedy, the poetry of John Donne and Milton and Thomas Hobbes' great philosophical treatise, Leviathan. Civil War also gives us a very real sense of the lives of ordinary English men and women, lived out against a backdrop of constant disruption and uncertainty
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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1949-
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Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
942.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
History of England
Series volume
3
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
A History of England. Volume III : Civil War, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
1. A new Solomon -- 2. The plot -- 3. The beacons -- 4. The god of money -- 5. The angel -- 6. The vapours -- 7. What news? -- 8. A Bohemian tragedy -- 9. The Spanish travellers -- 10. An interlude -- 11. Vivat rex -- 12. A fall from grace -- 13. Take that slime away -- 14. I am the man -- 15. The crack of doom -- 16. The shrimp -- 17. Sudden flashings -- 18. Venture all -- 19. A great and dangerous treason -- 20. Madness and fury -- 21. A world of change -- 22. Worse and worse news -- 23. A world of mischief -- 24. Neither hot nor cold -- 25. The gates of hell -- 26. The women of war -- 27. The face of God -- 28. The mansion house of liberty -- 29. A game to play -- 30. To kill a king -- 31. This house to be let -- 32. Fear and trembling -- 33. Healing and settling -- 34. Is it possible? -- 35. The young gentleman -- 36. Oh, prodigious change! -- 37. On the road -- 38. To rise and piss -- 39. And not dead yet? -- 40. The true force -- 41. Hot news -- 42. New infirmities -- 43. Or at the Cock? -- 44. Noise rhymes to noise -- 45. The Protestant wind
Control code
000053438770
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447260707
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
Label
A History of England. Volume III : Civil War, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
1. A new Solomon -- 2. The plot -- 3. The beacons -- 4. The god of money -- 5. The angel -- 6. The vapours -- 7. What news? -- 8. A Bohemian tragedy -- 9. The Spanish travellers -- 10. An interlude -- 11. Vivat rex -- 12. A fall from grace -- 13. Take that slime away -- 14. I am the man -- 15. The crack of doom -- 16. The shrimp -- 17. Sudden flashings -- 18. Venture all -- 19. A great and dangerous treason -- 20. Madness and fury -- 21. A world of change -- 22. Worse and worse news -- 23. A world of mischief -- 24. Neither hot nor cold -- 25. The gates of hell -- 26. The women of war -- 27. The face of God -- 28. The mansion house of liberty -- 29. A game to play -- 30. To kill a king -- 31. This house to be let -- 32. Fear and trembling -- 33. Healing and settling -- 34. Is it possible? -- 35. The young gentleman -- 36. Oh, prodigious change! -- 37. On the road -- 38. To rise and piss -- 39. And not dead yet? -- 40. The true force -- 41. Hot news -- 42. New infirmities -- 43. Or at the Cock? -- 44. Noise rhymes to noise -- 45. The Protestant wind
Control code
000053438770
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447260707
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits

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