The King's War 1641-1647 Author:C.V. Wedgwood The King's War takes C.V. Wedgwood's account of The Great Rebellion from `64`-`647, from the arrest of the Five Members to the dramatic moment when the Scots surrendered the captive King Charles to the English. — During these years the great battles of Marston Moor and Naseby were fought, Prince Rupert emerged as the King's chief general, and Mon... more »trose conducted his brilliant but forlorn campaign in Scotland. On the Parliamentary side the death of Pym was followed by the rise of Cromwell,both in Parliament and in the field. The New Model Army, which won the war for Parliament, was largely his creation. It was not merely an army buyt a new social force in English life. Here for the first time "the ordinary people" had an organization through which they could make their infulence felt on the politics of the nation.
By the end of this volume the Royalist cause had suffered a political and military defeat from which it could not recover, for which the King bore primary responsibility. Nonetheless the strain of nobility in the man makes what might otherwise seem a tale of folly one of high tragedy.« less