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The British Wars, 1637-1651 : One World Archaeology (Paperback) - Peter Gaunt

The British Wars, 1637-1651

One World Archaeology (Paperback)

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During the 1640s, the kingdoms ruled by Charles I - England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland - were gripped by a series of civil wars and conflicts which were, in part, distinct to each kingdom, but which also overlapped and inter-related, leading some British historians to portray them as a single 'British' conflict. The British Wars by Peter Gaunt offers a concise history of these wars, from the beginning of Charles I's travails with the Scots to the conclusion of the wars at the Battle of Worcester and the English conquest of Ireland and Scotland.
Providing a clear, concise and balanced account of events in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, this book
* explores the relationship between the three kingdoms
*looks at military, political and religious developments in each
* assesses whether the wars can be seen as a single 'British' conflict or should be viewed as a series of inter-related but essentially separate wars.

Time Line
Map 1: England and Wales, 1639-51
Map 2: Scotland, 1639-51
Map 3: Ireland, 1641-52
Introduction: an English or a British civil war?p. 1
Prelude to Conflict?: the Early Stuart Inheritancep. 6
Introduction: the problem of ruling three kingdomsp. 6
The Atlantic archipelagop. 7
The reign of James VI and I and its legacyp. 11
From Peace to War in Three Kingdoms, 1637-42p. 18
Introduction: the kingship of Charles Ip. 18
Scotlandp. 19
Irelandp. 25
England and Walesp. 31
Conclusion: one breakdown or three?p. 39
The British Wars, 1642-7p. 42
Introduction: the nature of the three warsp. 42
Scotlandp. 42
Irelandp. 48
England and Walesp. 53
Conclusion: one war or three?p. 58
A British Military Settlement, 1647-51p. 61
Introduction: the nature of the settlementp. 61
England and Walesp. 61
Irelandp. 66
Scotlandp. 69
Conclusion: one settlement or three?p. 74
Conclusions: a Common Experience?p. 76
Select Bibliographyp. 81
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ISBN: 9780415129664
ISBN-10: 0415129664
Series: One World Archaeology (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 23rd October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1