This is the definitive history of the English Civil War, set in its
full historical context from the accession of Charles I to the
Restoration of Charles II. These were perhaps the most turbulent
years of British history with reverberations down the centuries.
Austin Woolrych captures the drama and the passion, the momentum of
events and the force of contingency. He brilliantly interweaves the
history of the three kingdoms and peoples, gripping the reader with
the fast-paced yet always balanced story.