Cavaliers and Roundheads

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HarperCollins Publishers, Oct 7, 2010 - History - 352 pages

This social as well as a military history recreates the scenes of civil war in England, between 1642 and 1649.

The book is enlivened by character sketches not only of the leading participants (Charles I, Prince Rupert, Oliver Cromwell), but also of the numerous lesser characters, male and female, who took part in the desperate conflict. Families and friends were bitterly divided as men left home to fight for King or Parliament. Castles and towns were besieged and sacked. Houses were plundered, churches desecrated and some 200,000 lives were lost.

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About the author (2010)

Christopher Hibbert was described by Professor Sir John Plumb as a ‘writer of the highest ability’ and by the ‘New Statesman’ as ‘a pearl of biographers’. He is our leading popular historian whose works reflect meticulous scholarship. His much-acclaimed books include ‘The Destruction of Lord Ralgan’, ‘The Court at Windsor, London’ and ‘Rome: Biography of a City’.