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A Brief History of the English Civil Wars

John Miller

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Brief Histories, Prose: non-fiction, British & Irish history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

Superb one volume account of the English Civil Wars.

The English Civil War is one of the most hotly contested areas of English History and John Miller is one of the experts on the period.

Amid dramatic accounts of the key battles and confrontations, Miller explores what triggered the initial conflict between crown and parliament and how this was played out in England, Scotland and Ireland in the lead-up to war. As the war developed, personalities and innovations on the battlefield became increasingly important, culminating in the rise of Oliver Cromwell and the radical New Model Army.

The wars changed the political, social, religious and intellectual landscape of the country for ever. Using a lifetime's knowledge and study on the period, John Miller brings this extraordinary turning point in British history to life.

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John Miller

John H. Miller is a professor of economics and social science at Carnegie Mellon University and the head of the university's Department of Social and Decision Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and serves on the faculty of the Santa Fe Institute.

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