England on Edge

Crisis and Revolution 1640-1642
Author(s): 
Cressy, David
ISBN: 
0199280908
Date published: 
January 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

England on Edge traces the collapse of the government of Charles I, the disintegration of the established church, and the accompanying cultural panic that led to civil war. Focused on the years 1640 to 1642, it examines social and religious turmoil and the emergence of an unrestrained popular press. Hundreds of people not normally seen in historical surveys make appearances here, in a drama much larger than the struggle of king and parliament.