|A CENTURY OF
ENGLAND 1600 - 1700
Channel 4 Books, London 2001
| ...contains new evidence on and insight
into the Gunpowder Plot, Oliver Cromwell, the Plague
and the Fire of London in 1666.
| Acclaimed author Stevie Davies
explores the political and social history of England during
this troubled century, when religious faith and political
allegiance were intrinsic to one another and made for dramatic
Seventeenth century England saw a bloody civil war, a fratricidal
conflict, the execution of a king (Charles I) and the transient
establishment of a republic, followed within decades by
the eviction of a Catholic king (James II). The Crown's
power waned, to be replaced with party politics. The author
provides a fast-paced, beautifully written and lively exploration
from James VI of Scotland's ascent of the English throne
as James I, through the English Civil War, the birth of
the Commonwealth and subsequent Restoration of the monarchy,
to the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Stevie Davies incorporates
new research of her own, and fresh insights and evidence
from contemporary experts on:
The Gunpowder Plot The dramatic story
behind an anonymous last-minute warning of the plot by
Catholic terrorists to blow up Parliament.
Oliver Cromwell How did this non-descript
East Anglian gentleman emerge from the Fens to prove himself
a military genius and a master politician, capable of
reforming the army?
The Great Plague The story of the worst-ever
British pandemic, told through the experiences of the
families living in the heart of the Plague's worst ravages.
The Great Fire of London the human and
scientific story of the chain of events which led to the
destruction of over 430 acres of the City of London.
A Century of Troubles: England 1600-1700 accompanies:
Plague, Fire, War and Treason, a season of
90-minute documentary films, about the century, broadcast
on Channel 4 [U.K. Television] Autumn 2001.
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