Stock Image

Cavaliers & Roundheads: The English Civil War, 1642-1649.

HIBBERT, Christopher.

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1993
ISBN 10: 0684195577 / ISBN 13: 9780684195575
/ Hardcover
Quantity Available: 1
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 40.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Return Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: Cavaliers & Roundheads: The English Civil ...

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

Description:

Small 4to. Tan cloth spine and tan paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 337pp. Illustrations, map. Near fine/near fine. Review slip laid in. A handsome and tight first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 20498

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.67 avg rating
(100 ratings)

Synopsis: Analyzes the events before, during, and after the English Civil War, including the ascension of Charles I, the Irish Rebellion of 1642, the rise of Oliver Cromwell, the beheading of Charles I, and the return of Charles II.

From Kirkus Reviews: A rollicking, if not always enlightening, narrative history of the English Civil War, by the prolific Hibbert (The American Revolution through British Eyes, 1990, etc.). Hibbert concentrates with some success ``upon what happened rather than upon what brought it about, upon the minor engagements [rather] than the major battles, and upon the impact the fighting had upon the civilian population.'' Neither before nor since has there been a war in England that so swept up everyone in its path: By its end (signalled by the execution of Charles I), nearly 200,000 lives had been lost--80,000 killed in the fighting and more than 100,000 from accidents and disease in plague-ridden towns. Throughout, Hibbert displays an eye for the curious and illuminating detail--quoting poet and playwright Thomas May, for instance, on Cromwell's New Model Army: ``Never did hardly any Army go forth to war with less confidence on their own side.'' The author succeeds in conveying the ruthlessness of war and the fears and anguish of those who fought (``Oh Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me,'' wrote one soldier on the eve of battle), and he conveys most of his material with great vividness (the Earl of Newcastle was a ``rich and generous dilettante, skilled horseman, graceful dancer, indifferent playwright, and execrable poet''). But what's sorely lacking is the background that Hibbert deliberately avoids: Why the war occurred; why there was a growth of class consciousness at the time; why religious animosities grew so deep; and how a revered monarchy came to be overthrown. Without this information, Hibbert can't escape the besetting vice of much narrative history--that it so often seems like just one cursed thing after another. (Eight-page photo insert) -- Copyright 1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA
Address: Galena, IL, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: March 11, 1998
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Terms of Sale:

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.


Store Description: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.