||The English Civil War in 100
There are some topics in history which are very
popular and the English Civil War is one of them. It would be easy to fill a library with
books on the subject, with everything from general histories, to biographies of those
involved, to studies of individual battles etc. For the general reader the sheer number of
books can be very daunting.
Thats where The English Civil War in 100 Facts comes
in. The 100 fact format allows for bite-sized history which sets out the main story and
introduces the main characters of this fascinating period in British history quickly and
easily. By the end of this book you should have a good overview of the Civil War and can
then, if you wish, take the plunge into something more detailed.
This book, which was published on July 15th, 2017, is
available from *Amberley Publishers.
The book is also available from *Amazon UK. Please check your local Amazon website for pricing details.
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|The Stuarts - a very British
The Stuarts are best known to us today for
their court scandals, Civil War and religious turmoil. We all know about the Gunpowder
Plot, Charles Is quarrel with Parliament that led to his execution and Charles
IIs restoration and lively, pleasure-loving court. Yet we know little of the Stuart
family history; the family that became the first dynasty to rule both Scotland and
Andrew Lacey examines the Stuart kings and queens from
their early days as rulers of Scotland, to their accession to the English throne, the
Civil War, Charles IIs restoration and finally their exile. He guides us through the
heads of the House of Stuart, bringing both the kings and queens we think we know well and
the rulers that have mostly been forgotten to life in vivid detail. Learn about the family
from their earliest days right through to their final disgrace following the Glorious
This book will be published by *Amberley Publishers, date to be
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||'Churches and Chapels of
Cambridge is rich in church and chapel
architecture spanning every century from the 11th to the 21st, yet until now no specialist
study has been devoted exclusively to this subject. Not only are the churches and chapels
of Cambridge interesting in themselves, they reveal a great deal about the history and
growth of both the town and the famous University and include the work of the likes of Sir
Christopher Wren and William Morris.
Yet this book is not just about the
high-profile churches and the famous artists and architects who worked on
them. An important part of this book deals with the nonconformist tradition and its
architecture in 19th and 20th century Cambridge. These buildings may not always be gems of
architectural excellence, yet they tell us a great deal about the expansion of Cambridge
in the 19th century and the influence of nonconformity in the town.
Publication details to be confirmed.
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THE CULT of King Charles the Martyr did not
spring into life fully formed in January 1649; rather, its component parts were fashioned
during Charles's captivity and were readily available to preachers and eulogists in the
weeks and months after the regicide. However, it was the publication of the Eikon
Basilike early February 1649 that established the image of Charles as a suffering,
innocent king, walking in the footsteps of his Saviour to his own Calvary at Whitehall.
The figure of the martyr and the shared set of images and beliefs surrounding him
contributed to the survival of royalism and Anglicanism during the years of exile.
With the Restoration, the cult was given
official status by the annexing of the Office for the 30th January to the Book of Common
Prayer in 1662. The political theology under-pinning the cult and a particular
historiography of the Civil Wars were presented as the only orthodox reading of these
events. Yet from the Exclusion Crisis onwards dissonant voices were heard challenging the
orthodox interpretation. In these circumstances the cult began to fragment between those
who retained the political theology of the 1650s and those who sought to adapt the cult to
the changing political and dynastic circumstances of 1688 and 1714.
This is the first study to deal exclusively
with the cult and takes the story up until 1859, the year in which the Office for the 30th
January was removed from the Book of Common Prayer. Apart from discussing the origins of
the cult in war, revolution and defeat it reveals the extent to which political debate in
the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was conducted in terms of the Civil
Wars. It also goes some way to explaining the persistence of conservative assumptions and
patterns of thought.
Published by *Boydell & Brewer.
Scholarly, readable, stimulating, and
approachable. CHURCH TIMES
By placing before us a considerable,
informed, and often sensitive reading of material too easily dismissed as predictable and
unenlightening, Lacey has offered both a foundation for further studies and a well-placed
stepping stone for others' journeys. H-NET BOOK REVIEWS
Scholarly, insightful, and
thought-provoking...[a] groundbreaking study. REVIEWS IN HISTORY
It is a tribute to this intelligent,
fascinating and cogent study that it provokes far-reaching reflection. ENGLISH HISTORICAL
A major contribution to early modern
British history. JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY
Original in its treatment of the origins
and early development of the cult of Charles I as martyr in the 1640s and 1650s.... An
important contribution towards a better understanding of what was in the king's mind and
what were the beliefs of his supporters. HISTORY
A valuable study of the materials of
Charles' memorialization and the pressures that made the myth. AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
Should be read by anyone interested in
royal culture and its evolution over time. HISTORICAL JOURNAL
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This is a study of the Roman
Catholic revival in north Leicestershire in the first half of the nineteenth century. It
is the story of Cistercian monks seeking a new home after escaping France during the
Revolution; of Italian missionary priests shocked by the poverty they discovered in
England during the 1840s; of a local Anglican clergyman who solemnly warned his
parishioners against believing that 'the religion of Christ and the religion of the Pope
are of the same date'; and of the work of the architect A.W.N. Pugin.
"The Cult of King Charles
the Martyr" can be ordered from *Amazon UK, *Amazon US, *Boydell & Brewer and various other outlets.
"The Second Spring in
Charnwood Forest" is available from *Mount Saint Bernard Abbey,
Gift Shop, Coalville, Leicester, LE67 5UL.
If you are unable to visit the
Abbey, copies can be ordered via email to the Abbey by clicking here. Copies are priced at £3.75 + p&p
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