What are the best books about the English Civil Wars?

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    #1Cavaliers and Roundheads

    Cavaliers and Roundheads

    Cavaliers and Roundheads: English at War, 1642-49 is a comprehensive history book written by renowned historian Christopher Hibbert. It was originally published in May 1994.

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    Joseph Richardson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of first-world civil war history. The US Civil War has been a favorite history topic of quite some time so I decided to check out a book about the English Civil Wars. This book was very interesting. It fascinated me how much our lives have changed for the better."
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    #2The English Bible and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution

    The English Bible and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution

    The English Bible and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution is a history book written by famous historian Christopher Hill. It was originally released in April 1995.

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    Martha Saldaña
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "There was a time where the bible was not available in a language the common people could read. Plus, there was a religious institution that actually used to forbid the personal reading of it. The King James Version changed all that and changed history."
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    #3God's Englishman

    God's Englishman

    God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell is a biography of the iconic revolutionary written by renowned historian Christopher Hill. It was originally released on August 30, 1997.

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    Andrea Franklin
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I think this was a great read. I learned some new information."
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    #4Royal Charles

    Royal Charles
    Royal Charles is a historical biography about King Charles II of England written by famous historian Antonia Fraser. It was originally published on October 12, 1979.
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    Heather Nichols
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "A good look at the the life of King Charles II. It captures some of the intricacies of the Civil War quite well as a backdrop to the King's life and reign. "
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    #5Areopagitica

    Areopagitica

    Areopagitica is a history book written by revolutionary author John Milton. It was originally released in 1644 and was reprinted in 1868. It is a protest for freedom of speech.

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    Tiffany Wong
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I think this book does not fit into this topic category well. This book is full of historical writings that have been rewritten and does not fit to John Milton's writing's from the past. "
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    #6The English Civil Wars

    The English Civil Wars

    The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660 is a comprehensive history book written by renowned English historian Blair Worden. It was first published in 2010.

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    Harini Nair
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "An excellent book about the conflict between the Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642.-1651. If you're not super familiar with England in the 17th Century, this book is written for you. It helps you understand the times: the thinking and circumstances leading up to this uncivil civil war. It's a great introduction to this topic, and provides a reading list at the end for a more in depth review. If you're already knowledgeable about this time period, you might find this book gives you no new information. But for the novice, this is a good start to learn about this period in England's history."
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    #7England Under the Stuarts

    England Under the Stuarts

    England Under the Stuarts is a history book written by G.M. Trevelyan. It was originally published on March 24, 2002. It had an introduction by John Morrill.

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    Zhang Li
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I had some difficulty understanding the language the book was written in. However, I still found the book to be a classic, must read book. Overlooking the difficult writing style, this is a great historical book."
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    #8Charles I

    Charles I

    Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treason is a historical biography written by renowned historian Christopher Hibbert, with a foreword by David Starkey. It was released in June 2007.

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    Jonathan Duncan
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Charles I was a heartbreaking biography regarding Charles Stuart. This is one of them books if you start you will not put it down. This book goes deep into the English civil wars and shares a lot of information I previously did not know. "
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    #9Milton and the English Revolution

    Milton and the English Revolution

    Milton and the English Revolution is a narrative history book written by famous historian Christopher Hill. It was first published on February 2, 1979.

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    Ivy Wang
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If you are interested in 17th century history, this would be the book for you. Lots of information on Milton as a man, politician, poet and religious thinker. Not sure it would capture my attention, but does come in different options to read. "
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    #10Prince Rupert

    Prince Rupert
    Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier is a biography of the iconic monarch loyalist written by historian Charles Spencer. It was released in May 2008. It is about the cavalier's scholarly life.

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    Daniel Mitchell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The solution is good but would require a key piece of information to complete it. While it does provide the author, publish date, and information regarding what the book is about, it lacks a connection to the English Civil War. Mentioning that Prince Rupert was the Cavalier cavalry commander during the English Civil War would make this much more useful."
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    #11As Meat Loves Salt

    As Meat Loves Salt
    Set in the 17th century, this novel tells the story of Jacob Cullen, a man that had to flee from his own wedding with her bride Caro and her brother Zebedee, as he was about to get caught accused of murder. Jacob eventually finds himself alone in the world, until he meets Christopher, who rescues him: the starting point between these two gentleman living in London. 





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    Mercedes Correa
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I wasn't familiar with the English civil wars at all before reading this book, so I found it all so fascinating. I really enjoyed the way the author focused on and developed the relationship between Jacob and Christopher. I also loved how the author did not shy away from showing the dark side of love. This was a great read."

Summary

Best What are the best books about the English Civil Wars
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Cavaliers and RoundheadsBooks 27 Paid
2The English Bible and the Seventeenth-Century RevolutionBooks 24 Paid
3God's EnglishmanBooks 24 Paid
4Royal CharlesBooks 21 Paid
5AreopagiticaBooks 20 Paid
6The English Civil WarsBooks 19 Paid
7England Under the StuartsBooks 17 Paid
8Charles IBooks 15 Paid
9Milton and the English RevolutionBooks 14 Paid
10Prince RupertBooks 12 Paid
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