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English Civil War: A History from Beginning to End

Narrated by: William Irvine
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Categories: History, European

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Publisher's Summary

In 1642, King Charles I and the elected Parliament of England went to war over the future of the Stuart kingdom. Over the next nine years, three civil wars would be fought, devastating the populations of England, Scotland, and Ireland and claiming a death toll of an estimated 800,000 people, including King Charles I himself.

You will hear about....

  • Reasons to go to war
  • The First English Civil War: choose your side
  • The First English Civil War: the war begins
  • The First English Civil War: the war spreads
  • The First English Civil War: a new model army
  • The Second Civil War
  • The Third Civil War

With the authority of the monarchy, the freedom of Parliament, and the power of religion at stake, the English Civil Wars decided the future of Great Britain and influenced the future of politics around the world.

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  • Sean Whitehorn
  • 04-10-2019

A quick history of the English Civil War

Recommend it for the price, it was a short but good history of it. Good to listen while driving and keep you occupied.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-2020

Excellent overview

This is a concise and clear-structured account of the events , and ends with a reflection on the human cost, and historical consequences of these years of turmoil and conflict.

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  • J. G.
  • 13-01-2018

Excellent! Nothing lost in this concise treatment.

A helpful overview of the civilwar that also takes significant events happening beyond England into its account.