The Civil Wars and the Glorious Revolution

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The Civil Wars and the Glorious Revolution

Set 22, 2022, 1:27 pm

This is rather outside the boundaries of this page, but I do not see an alternative page. Can anyone suggest books on the English Civil Wars and the Glorious Revolution. I'm much less interested in the military aspects. I wish to research the political causes and outcomes.


Set 22, 2022, 5:14 pm

First of all, for any general or specific questions about history, you can always reach a bunch of us at the History Fans group. We post about pretty much anything that is history related, mostly focusing on the books we are reading.

On to your question...

For a more general history of the period:
A Monarchy Transformed: Britain, 1603-1714 (Penguin History of Britain) by Mark Kishlansky
Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution by Peter Ackroyd. This one is probably more approachable.

For the English Civil War, here are a few:
Britain in Revolution: 1625-1660 by Austin Woolrych
The Civil War: The War of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660 by Trevor Royle
The Noble Revolt: The Overthrow of Charles I by John Adamson

For the Glorious Revolution:
The Glorious Revolution: 1688, Britain’s Fight for Liberty by Edward Vallance
1688: The First Modern Revolution by Steven C. A. Pincus
The Last Revolution: 1688 and the Creation of the Modern World by Patrick Dillon

Obviously there are many more, those are the ones I'm familiar with. Good hunting!

Set 23, 2022, 11:01 am

>2 jztemple: Thank you very much. I am currently reading Kishlansky. It is enjoyable, but is much more a of general survey (which serves as an excellent starting point). I wish he had endnotes, though. I also have "Restoration" and "Revolution" by Tim Harris to read. I also want to order the Edward Vallance book.

From your list "The Noble Revolt" looks to fit my ticket perfectly. I am also intrigued by the Pincus book.