reading

Further Reading

Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century Yale University Press, 2013

Geoffrey Parker

Chapters 11 and 12.

War in England, 1642-49 Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008

Barbara Donagan

Looks at aspects of the fighting then and in the later 1640s.

The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks, 1641-1649 Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996

Joad Raymond

Soldiers and Strangers: An Ethnic History of the English Civil War New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005

Mark Stoyle

Warrior Generals: Winning the British Civil Wars, 1642-1652 New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010

Malcolm Wanklyn

Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars London: Macmillan, 2016

Linda Porter

Politicians and Pamphleteers: Propaganda during the English Civil Wars and Interregnum Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004

Jason Peacey

English Historical Review 2003

Sean Kelsey

‘The Trial of Charles I’, 119, pp. 583-616

Battle-Scarred: Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018

David Appleby and Andrew Hopper

Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Erin Peters

Why Was Charles I Executed? Hambledon, 2006

Clive Holmes

The English Civil Wars, 1640-60 London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009

Blair Worden

The latter half of this continues the author’s brief and fast-moving survey of the mid-seventeenth century.

The Debate on the English Revolution Revisited 3rd edition, Manchester: UP, 1998

R.C. Richardson

The best historiographically-based study of the successive historical trends, fashions and schools which have contributed to the debate.

Royalist Finances in the English Civil War: The Case of Lichfield Garrison, 1643-5 Midland History, 33:1 (2008)

Ian Atherton

Politics and War in the Three Stuart Kingdoms, 1637-49 Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2004

David Scott

Commonwealth to Protectorate Oxford: Oxford UP, 1982

Austin Woolrych

Although they appeared several decades ago, the key studies of the Rump and the Nominated Assembly remain.

Journal of British Studies

Patricia Crawford

Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England London, 1994

Jennifer Kermode and Garthine Walker (eds)

The Restoration Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1991

Paul Seaward

Provides good accounts of the end of the republic and the return of the Stuart monarchy.

The Cromwellian Protectorate Manchester UP, 2002

Barry Coward

The best introduction to the Protectorate as a whole remains. The 1650s are often approached and understood by trying to get to grips with Oliver Cromwell, undoubtedly the key figure of that decade.

The Causes of the English Revolution Revised edition, London: Ark, 1986

Lawrence Stone

The Causes of the English Civil War: 63 2nd edition, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998

Ann Hughes

The best, most up-to-date overviews of the fairly recent state of play – though both are now beginning to show their age – concerning the conflicting theories about the origins and causes of the civil war are.

God’s Fury, England’s Fire: A New History of the English Civil Wars London: Allen Lane, 2008

Michael Braddick

A much more detailed narrative of the twelve years 1637-49.

The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646 London, 1981

Ronald Hutton

The New Model Army: Agent of Revolution London: Yale University Press, 2022

Ian Gentles

Naseby: The Decisive Campaign Whitstable, 1995

Glenn Foard

The Rump Parliament 1648-53 Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1974

Blair Worden

Although they appeared several decades ago, the key studies of the Rump and the Nominated Assembly remain.

The British Republic 1649-1660 2nd edition, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000

Ronald Hutton

Covers the period in a little more depth.

Early Modern Trauma: Europe and the Atlantic World Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021

Erin Peters and Cynthia Richards

Combat Stress in Pre-modern Europe Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022

Owen Rees, Kathryn Hurlock and Jason Crowley

The Noble Revolt: The Overthrow of Charles I Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2007

John Adamson

The English Revolution, 1642-49 Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000

D. E. Kennedy

A straightforward (military and) political account of these years.

The Causes of the English Civil War Oxford: Blackwell, 1998

Norah Carlin

The best, most up-to-date overviews of the fairly recent state of play – though both are now beginning to show their age – concerning the conflicting theories about the origins and causes of the civil war are.

The Stuart Parliaments, 1603-1689 London, 1988

David L. Smith

Remembering the English Civil Wars Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2021

Lloyd Bowen and Mark Stoyle (eds)

The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714 5th edition, London: Routledge, 2017

Barry Coward & Peter Gaunt

For those seeking good, narrative-based histories of the early Stuart period charting the events which eventually led to civil war in the early 1640s, the opening two parts offer elegant, reliable and up-to-date accounts.

The Restoration Oxford: Blackwell, 2002

N. Keeble

Provides good accounts of the end of the republic and the return of the Stuart monarchy.

Oliver Cromwell Oxford: Blackwell, 1996

Peter Gaunt

Biographies are legion and of variable quality, but this is a good accessible study.

Politics and War in the Three Stuart Kingdoms Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2004

David Scott

Stresses the connections between England, Scotland and Ireland during the 1640s.

John Poyer, the Civil Wars in Pembrokeshire and the British Revolutions Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2020

Lloyd Bowen

Offers a fascinating insight into the leader of the renewed civil war in south-west Wales in 1648.

Parliaments and Politics during the Cromwellian Protectorate Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004

Patrick Little and David L. Smith

Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England Oxford University Press, 2010

David Cressy

Chapter 6.

The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015

Michael Braddick

A collection of clear overviews of different aspects of England and Britain during the 1640s and the 1650s.

A Brief History of the English Civil Wars London: Robinson, 2009

John Miller

On the 1640s alone, gives a brief and fast-moving introduction to the period.

Oliver Cromwell London: Routledge, 2006

Martyn Bennett

Biographies are legion and of variable quality, but this is a good accessible study.

The Causes of the English Civil War Oxford: Clarendon, 1990

Conrad Russell

Culture Medicine and Psychiatry 46 (2022)

Ismini Pells

‘The Politicised Child During the Seventeenth-Century British Civil Wars: An Historical Perspective on Representations of Children and Trauma During Conflict’, Culture Medicine and Psychiatry, 46 (2022), pp. 615-31.

Oliver Cromwell (Profiles In Power) Harlow: Longman, 1991

Barry Coward

Biographies are legion and of variable quality, but this is a good accessible study.

Oliver Cromwell London: Arnold, 2001

J. C. Davis

Biographies are legion and of variable quality, but this is a good accessible study.

Decisive Battles of the English Civil War Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2006

Malcolm Wanklyn

The English Civil War: A Military History London: Tauris, 2014

Peter Gaunt

Provides a crisp military history of the main civil war of 1642-46.

Rebellion: Britain’s First Stuart Kings, 1567-1642 Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014

Tim Harris

For those seeking good, narrative-based histories of the early Stuart period charting the events which eventually led to civil war in the early 1640s, this offers elegant, reliable and up-to-date accounts.

Law and History Review 2004

Sean Kelsey

‘Politics and Procedure in the Trial of Charles I’, 22, pp. 1-25

Naseby 1645: The Triumph of the New Model Army Oxford: Osprey, 2007

Martin Marix Evans

Revolutionary England London: Routledge, 2017

David Scott

‘Party politics in the Long Parliament, 1640-8’, in George Southcombe and Grant Tapsell (eds), c.1630-c.1660: Essays for Clive Holmes pp. 32-54.

History Today 2016

Eric Gruber von Arni and Andrew Hopper

Turncoats & Renegadoes: Changing Sides during the English Civil Wars Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012

Andrew Hopper

The Trial and Execution of Charles I

Clive Holmes

The Family in the English Revolution Oxford: Blackwell, 1989

Christopher Durston

Fall of the British Monarchies Oxford: Clarendon, 1991

Conrad Russell

Weighty high-political study of the immediate pre-war years.