Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution Peter Ackroyd

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Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution  by  Peter Ackroyd

Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution by Peter Ackroyd
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The Stuart monarchy brought England and Scotland into one realm, albeit one still marked by political divisions that echo to this day. More importantly, perhaps, the Stuart era was marked by the cruelty of civil war, and the killing of a king. ShrewdMoreThe Stuart monarchy brought England and Scotland into one realm, albeit one still marked by political divisions that echo to this day. More importantly, perhaps, the Stuart era was marked by the cruelty of civil war, and the killing of a king.

Shrewd and opinionated, James Is attitude toward the English parliament sowed the seeds of the division that would split the country during the reign of his hapless heir, Charles I. Charless nemesis, Oliver Cromwell, Parliaments great military leader and Englands only dictator, began his career as a political liberator but ended it as much of a despot as the king he executed.In Peter Ackroyds Rebellion, Englands turbulent seventeenth century is vividly laid out before us, but so too is the cultural and social life of the period, notable for its literature, including Shakespeares late masterpieces- Jacobean tragedy- the poetry of John Donne and John Milton- and Thomas Hobbess great philosophical treatise, Leviathan.

Ackroyd 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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