A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and its long-term consequences, by an acclaimed historian.
Blair Worden has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Sussex and Chicago. He was Visiting Professor of Modern History at Oxford 2003-06 and is now Research Professor of History at Royal Holloway College London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and has written widely on the political, intellectual and religious history of early modern England. He lives in Oxfordshire.
If you want to be informed about that unfortunate period of English history, Blair Worden's crisp 160-pager may well be the best place to start. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - Nicholas Bagnall