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London and the Civil War

Editors: Porter, Stephen (Ed.)

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`The book has a freshness of viewpoint which makes most enjoyable reading.' - Joan Thirsk As the country's largest city, the focus of its trade and cultural life and the possessor of sizeable militia forces and the national capital, London's influence on the country's history has always been very important. In particular its adherence to the parliamentarian cause was crucial to the outcome of the first Civil War and its aloofness from the second Civil War was no less significant. The essays in this volume examine the background to its choice of allegiance, the way in which it was secured for the parliamentary cause in 1642, its contribution to the war effort, the royalists' reaction to its recalcitrance, the impact of the war upon the capital and its importance as the centre of politically inspired ceremonial.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-30

    Porter, Stephen

  • London at the Outbreak of the Civil War

    Pages 31-44

    Weinstein, Rosemary

  • Insurgency, Counter-Insurgency and Inaction: Three Phases in the Role of the City in the Great Rebellion

    Pages 45-64

    Ashton, Robert

  • ‘A Great Bouncing at Every Man’s Door’: The Struggle for London’s Militia in 1642

    Pages 65-88

    Nagel, Lawson

  • Citizen Soldiers: The Military Power of the City of London

    Pages 89-116

    Roberts, Keith

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
London and the Civil War
Editors
  • Stephen Porter
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-24861-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-24861-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
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