Book Title : God s Fury England s Fire

god s fury england s fire

Release Date : 2008-02-28
ISBN Code : 9780141926513
Book Author : Michael Braddick
Book Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 784

Book Summary :

The sequence of civil wars that ripped England apart in the seventeenth century was the single most traumatic event in this country between the medieval Black Death and the two world wars. Indeed, it is likely that a greater percentage of the population were killed in the civil wars than in the First World War. This sense of overwhelming trauma gives this major new history its title: God’s Fury, England’s Fire. The name of a pamphlet written after the king’s surrender, it sums up the widespread feeling within England that the seemingly endless nightmare that had destroyed families, towns and livelihoods was ordained by a vengeful God – that the people of England had sinned and were now being punished. As with all civil wars, however, ‘God’s fury’ could support or destroy either side in the conflict. Was God angry at Charles I for failing to support the true, protestant, religion and refusing to work with Parliament? Or was God angry with those who had dared challenge His anointed Sovereign? Michael Braddick’s remarkable book gives the reader a vivid and enduring sense both of what it was like to live through events of uncontrollable violence and what really animated the different sides. The killing of Charles I and the declaration of a republic – events which even now seem in an English context utterly astounding – were by no means the only outcomes, and Braddick brilliantly describes the twists and turns that led to the most radical solutions of all to the country’s political implosion. He also describes very effectively the influence of events in Scotland, Ireland and the European mainland on the conflict in England. God’s Fury, England’s Fire allows readers to understand once more the events that have so fundamentally marked this country and which still resonate centuries after their bloody ending.

Book Title : England s Wars of Religion Revisited

england s wars of religion revisited

Release Date : 2013-06-28
ISBN Code : 9781409482345
Book Author : Dr Charles W A Prior
Book Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages : 350

Book Summary :

The causes and nature of the civil wars that gripped the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century remain one of the most studied yet least understood historical conundrums. Religion, politics, economics and affairs local, national and international, all collided to fuel a conflict that has posed difficult questions both for contemporaries and later historians. Were the events of the 1640s and 50s the first stirrings of modern political consciousness, or, as John Morrill suggested, wars of religion? This collection revisits the debate with a series of essays which explore the implications of John Morrill's suggestion that the English Civil War should be regarded as a war of religion. This process of reflection constitutes the central theme, and the collection as a whole seeks to address the shortcomings of what have come to be the dominant interpretations of the civil wars, especially those that see them as secular phenomena, waged in order to destroy monarchy and religion at a stroke. Instead, a number of chapters present a portrait of political thought that is defined by a closer integration of secular and religious law and addresses problems arising from the clash of confessional and political loyalties. In so doing the volume underlines the extent to which the dispute over the constitution took place within a political culture comprised of many elements of fundamental agreement, and this perspective offers a richer and more nuanced readings of some of the period's central figures, and draws firmer links between the crisis at the centre and its manifestation in the localities.

Book Title : Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton

radical religion from shakespeare to milton

Release Date : 2006-03-30
ISBN Code : 0521025443
Book Author : Kristen Poole
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

The figure of the puritan has long been conceived as dour and repressive in character, an image which has been central to ways of reading sixteenth- and seventeenth-century history and literature. Kristen Poole's original study challenges this perception arguing that, contrary to current critical understanding, radical reformers were most often portrayed in literature of the period as deviant, licentious and transgressive. Through extensive analysis of early modern pamphlets, sermons, poetry and plays, the fictional puritan emerges as a grotesque and carnivalesque figure; puritans are extensively depicted as gluttonous, sexually promiscuous, monstrously procreating, and even as worshipping naked. By recovering this lost alternative satirical image, Poole sheds new light on the role played by anti-puritan rhetoric. Her book contends that such representations served an important social role, providing an imaginative framework for discussing familial, communal and political transformations that resulted from the Reformation.

Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

the oxford handbook of the english revolution

Release Date : 2015-03-05
ISBN Code : 9780191667275
Book Author : Michael J. Braddick
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 672

Book Summary :

This Handbook brings together leading historians of the events surrounding the English revolution, exploring how the events of the revolution grew out of, and resonated, in the politics and interactions of the each of the Three Kingdoms - England, Scotland, and Ireland. It captures a shared British and Irish history, comparing the significance of events and outcomes across the Three Kingdoms. In doing so, the Handbook offers a broader context for the history of the Scottish Covenanters, the Irish Rising of 1641, and the government of Confederate Ireland, as well as the British and Irish perspective on the English civil wars, the English revolution, the Regicide, and Cromwellian period. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution explores the significance of these events on a much broader front than conventional studies. The events are approached not simply as political, economic, and social crises, but as challenges to the predominant forms of religious and political thought, social relations, and standard forms of cultural expression. The contributors provide up-to-date analysis of the political happenings, considering the structures of social and political life that shaped and were re-shaped by the crisis. The Handbook goes on to explore the long-term legacies of the crisis in the Three Kingdoms and their impact in a wider European context.

Book Title : Civil War

civil war

Release Date : 2014-09-25
ISBN Code : 9781447271703
Book Author : Peter Ackroyd
Book Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 512

Book 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.

Book Title : Trust

trust

Release Date : 2014-08-07
ISBN Code : 9780191022821
Book Author : Geoffrey Hosking
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Today there is much talk of a 'crisis of trust'; a crisis which is almost certainly genuine, but usually misunderstood. Trust: A History offers a new perspective on the ways in which trust and distrust have functioned in past societies, providing an empirical and historical basis against which the present crisis can be examined, and suggesting ways in which the concept of trust can be used as a tool to understand our own and other societies. Geoffrey Hosking argues that social trust is mediated through symbolic systems, such as religion and money, and the institutions associated with them, such as churches and banks. Historically these institutions have nourished trust, but the resulting trust networks have tended to create quite tough boundaries around themselves, across which distrust is projected against outsiders. Hosking also shows how nation-states have been particularly good at absorbing symbolic systems and generating trust among large numbers of people, while also erecting distinct boundaries around themselves, despite an increasingly global economy. He asserts that in the modern world it has become common to entrust major resources to institutions we know little about, and suggests that we need to learn from historical experience and temper this with more traditional forms of trust, or become an ever more distrustful society, with potentially very destabilising consequences.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2016-10-04
ISBN Code : 9785389123618
Book Author : Сара Дж. Маас
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages : 480

Book Summary :

Могла ли знать девятнадцатилетняя Фейра, что огромный волк, убитый девушкой на охоте, — на самом деле преображенный фэйри. Расплата не заставила себя ждать. Она должна или заплатить жизнью, или переселиться за стену — волшебную невидимую преграду, отделяющую владения смертных от Притиании, королевства фэйри. Фейра выбирает второе. Тамлин, владелец замка, куда девушка попадает, не простой фэйри, он — верховный правитель Двора весны, одного из могущественных Дворов, на которые поделено королевство. Однажды Фейра узнает тайну: на Двор весны и на Тамлина, ее покровителя, злые силы наложили заклятье, снять которое способна только смертная девушка… Впервые на русском языке новая книга сериала!

Book Title :

Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785040229338
Book Author : Мишель Нострадамус
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

“Центурии” – одна из самых удивительных книг, известных человечеству. Впервые загадочный текст Мишеля Нострадамуса (1503–1566) были опубликованы в середине XVI века, еще при жизни автора. С тех пор имя этого известного ученого, врача, поэта и мыслителя окутано множеством тайн и легенд. По словам автора, его четверостишия содержат предсказание событий мировой истории вплоть до 3797 года. Открывая эту книгу, читатель получает возможность самому проникнуть в тайну легендарного провидца и подготовиться к тому, что еще ожидает нас впереди.

Book Title : Charles I and the People of England

charles i and the people of england

Release Date : 2015-04-23
ISBN Code : 9780191018008
Book Author : David Cressy
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

The story of the reign of Charles I - through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy mines the widest range of archival and printed sources, including ballads, sermons, speeches, letters, diaries, petitions, proclamations, and the proceedings of secular and ecclesiastical courts, to explore the aspirations and expectations not only of the king and his followers, but also the unruly energies of many of his subjects, showing how royal authority was constituted, in peace and in war - and how it began to fall apart. A blend of micro-historical analysis and constitutional theory, parish politics and ecclesiology, military, cultural, and social history, Charles I and the People of England is the first major attempt to connect the political, constitutional, and religious history of this crucial period in English history with the experience and aspirations of the rest of the population. From the king and his ministers to the everyday dealings and opinions of parishioners, petitioners, and taxpayers, David Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution.

Book Title : Between Two Worlds

between two worlds

Release Date : 2014-11-20
ISBN Code : 9780191653834
Book Author : Malcolm Gaskill
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 480

Book Summary :

Between Two Worlds is a story teeming with people on the move, making decisions, indulging or resisting their desires and dreams. In the seventeenth century a quarter of a million men, women, and children left England's shores for America. Some were explorers and merchants, others soldiers and missionaries; many were fugitives from poverty and persecution. All, in their own way, were adventurers, risking their lives and fortunes to make something of themselves overseas. They irrevocably changed the land and indigenous peoples they encountered - and their new world changed them. But that was only half the story. The plantations established from Maine to the Caribbean needed support at home, especially royal endorsement and money, which made adventurers of English monarchs and investors too. Attitudes to America were crucial, and evolved as the colonies grew in size, prosperity, and self-confidence. Meanwhile, for those who had crossed the ocean, America forced people to rethink the country in which they had been raised, and to which they remained attached after emigration. In tandem with new ideas about the New World, migrants pondered their English mother country's traditions and achievements, its problems and its uncertain future in an age of war and revolution. Using hundreds of letters, journals, reports, pamphlets and contemporary books, Between Two Worlds recreates this fascinating transatlantic history - one which has often been neglected or misunderstood on both sides of the Atlantic in the centuries since.

Book Title : Rebellion

rebellion

Release Date : 2014-01
ISBN Code : 9780199209002
Book Author : Tim Harris
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 588

Book Summary :

A major new study of the kingship of James VI and I and Charles I in Scotland, England and Ireland, from 1567 to the outbreak of the civil war in 1642. Drawing on extensive research, Tim Harris sheds new light on the problems that afflicted the early Stuart monarchy - and why ultimately all three kingdoms were to rise in rebellion against Stuart rule. Integrating high politics with low, Harris examines domestic and foreign policy, constitutional and religiousconflict, propaganda and public opinion, government policing methods, popular unrest, and collective forms of resistance in this gripping new account of one of the most important and exciting periods ofBritish and Irish history.

Book Title : A Storme Out of Wales

 a storme out of wales

Release Date : 2011-11-15
ISBN Code : 9781443835329
Book Author : Robert Matthews
Book Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 205

Book Summary :

The Second Civil War (1648) began in south Wales. The present study is the first detailed contextual narrative and analysis of the revolt in Wales, covering the originating mutiny at Pembroke Castle, its development into a rebellion that spread through south Wales, the Battle of St. Fagans (the biggest battle ever fought in Wales), and Cromwell's successful Welsh campaign involving the sieges of Chepstow, Tenby and Pembroke. The consequences of the revolt, involving the emergence of new local...

Book Title : Tudor Stuart Britain and the Wider World 1485 1685 Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

tudor stuart britain and the wider world 1485 1685 oxford bibliographies online research guide

Release Date : 2010-06-01
ISBN Code : 9780199810192
Book Author : Ken MacMillan
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 26

Book Summary :

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of Atlantic History, the study of the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern and colonial period. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.

Book Title : Print and Public Politics in the English Revolution

print and public politics in the english revolution

Release Date : 2013-11-14
ISBN Code : 9781107662131
Book Author : Jason Peacey
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 464

Book Summary :

This is a major reassessment of the communications revolution of the seventeenth century. Using a wealth of archival evidence and the considerable output of the press, Jason Peacey demonstrates how new media - from ballads to pamphlets and newspapers - transformed the English public's ability to understand and participate in national political life. He analyses how contemporaries responded to political events as consumers of print; explores what they were able to learn about national politics; and examines how they developed the ability to appropriate a variety of print genres in order to participate in novel ways. Amid structural change and conjunctural upheaval, he argues that there occurred a dramatic re-shaping of the political nation, as citizens from all walks of life developed new habits and practices for engaging in daily political life, and for protecting and advancing their interests. This ultimately involved experience-led attempts to rethink the nature of representation and accountability.

Book Title : Christendom Destroyed

christendom destroyed

Release Date : 2014-11-28
ISBN Code : 9780698176256
Book Author : Mark Greengrass
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 752

Book Summary :

“The latest volume to appear in the Penguin History of Europe. Like its companion volumes, [Christendom Destroyed] is no breezy survey but a masterly synthesis of depth and breadth."—The Wall Street Journal “The political and religious conflicts of early modern Europe receive high-quality treatment from Greengrass.... an excellent addition to the new Penguin History of Europe.”—Financial Times From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the sixteenth century. Martin Luther’s challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes created works that continue to resonate with us. Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrass’s magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe’s identity today. From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : The Book of Common Prayer

the book of common prayer

Release Date : 2011-09-08
ISBN Code : 9780191619922
Book Author : Brian Cummings
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 896

Book Summary :

'In the midst of life we are in death' The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history. When it was first produced the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots and rebellion, and it was banned before being translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for worship in the USA and elsewhere to the present day. This edition presents the work in three different states: the first edition of 1549, which brought the Reformation into people's homes; the Elizabethan prayer book of 1559, familiar to Shakespeare and Milton; and the edition of 1662, which embodies the religious temper of the nation down to modern times. Far from being a book for the religious only, the Book of Common Prayer is one of the seminal texts of human experience and a manual of everyday ritual: a book to live, love, and die to.