John Adamson provides a new synthesis of current research on the political crisis that engulfed England in the 1640s. Drawing on new archival findings and challenging current orthodoxies, these essays by leading historians offer a variety of original perspectives, locating English events firmly within a 'three kingdoms' context.
Red Globe Press
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Series: Problems in Focus
16 December 2008
A / AS level
Abbreviations.- Introduction High Roads and Blind Alleys: The English Civil War and its Historiography; J.Adamson.- Rethinking Royalist Politics, 1642-49; D.Scott.- Anglicanism and Royalism in the 1640s; A.Milton.- Perceptions of Parliament: Faction and 'The Public'; J.Peacey.- The Baronial Context of the Irish Civil Wars; J.Ohlmeyer.- The 'Scottish Moment', 1638-45; A.I.MacInnes.- Centre and Locality in Civil War England; C.Holmes.- The Politics of Fairfax's Army, 1645-49; I.Gentles.- Rhetoric, Reality, and the Varieties of Civil War Radicalism; P.Baker.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Notes on the Contributors.- Index.
JOHN ADAMSON is Fellow in History at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, UK. His previous publications include 'The Noble Revolt: The Overthrow of Charles I' (2007), which received the Samuel Pepys Award and was named as 'Book of the Year' by The Economist and The Financial Times.
Reviews for The English Civil War: Conflict and Contexts, 1640-49
'Part of Palgrave Macmillans's excellent Problems in Focus series, The English Civil War, edited by John Adamson, is a fascinating collection of essays by leading scholars which now represents the best overview available of current thinking on the topic.' - Paul Lay, History Today 'John Adamson's collection brings together work by an impressive array of contributors, both established leaders in the field and rising stars...It is a fine collection, building on important scholarly work which will have an impact on our understanding of the period.' - Michael Braddick, Times Literary Supplement