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Item:184080767133An Alternative History of Britain: The English Civil War Description An Alternative History of Britain: The English Civil War by Timothy VenningWith hindsight, the victory of Parliamentarian forces over the Royalists in the English Civil War may seem inevitable but this outcome was not a foregone conclusion. Timothy Venning explores many of the turning points and discusses how they might so easily have played out differently. What if, for example, Charles I had capitalized on his victory at Edgehill by attacking London without delay? Could this have ended the war in 1642? His actual advance on the capital in 1643 failed but came close to causing a Parliamentarian collapse - how could it have succeeded and what then? Among the many other scenarios, full consideration is given to the role of Ireland (what if Papal meddling had not prevented Irish Catholics aiding Charles?) and Scotland (how might Montrose's Scottish loyalists have neutralized the Covenanters?). The author analyses the plausible possibilities in each thread, throwing light on the role of chance and underlying factors in the real outcome, as well as what might easily have been different.REVIEWS This work for history buffs and scholars sketches alternative historical scenarios surrounding the battles and outcome of the English Civil War between the Royalists and the Parliamentarian forces. The book raises questions related to the role of Cromwell, Ireland, Scotland, the Edgehill Campaign, and the 1645 Campaign. ProtoviewPublisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited | Hardback | Pages: 240 | ISBN: 9781473827820 Delivery Times Orders are shipped next working day (excluding weekends and UK Bank Holidays) via Royal Mails 48 hour service. Orders received Friday - Sunday are dispatched on the following Monday. Although most orders arrive within 2 working days, please allow 3-5 working days for delivery. During seasonally busy times please be aware that delivery times may be extended due to volumes being handled by Royal Mail. For specific delivery times and express options please contact us and well do our best to accommodate your request. Additional charges may apply. Payments We currently only accept payments via Paypal.Condition:New, Brand:Does not apply, MPN:Does not apply, Format:Hardback
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