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The Resource Civil War, Peter Ackroyd

Civil War, Peter Ackroyd

Label
Civil War
Title
Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Ackroyd, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
History of England
Series volume
03
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Civil War, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
40860747
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447271697
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40860747
  • (Sirsi) 40860747
Label
Civil War, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
40860747
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447271697
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40860747
  • (Sirsi) 40860747

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