Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The English Civil Wars




Source: Brightcove.tv

A lengthy documentary detailing the events of the English Civil War (1642-1651). Touching upon the religious and political differences between Royalist and Parliamentarians, military engagements, shifting allegiances, and missed opportunities are brought to life with dramatic reenactments by members of the English Civil War Society.

This documentary has been released by Christie Books and is hosted on Brightcove.


Resources:

In the Library:
  • Taylor, Philip A. M. 1960. The origins of the English Civil War: conspiracy, crusade, or class conflict? Problems in European civilization. Boston: Heath.[link: WorldCat]
  • Tierney, Brian. The English civil war: a fight for lawful government. 1967. New York: Random House.[link: WorldCat]

On the Web:
  • Ashton, Robert, and Raymond Howard Parry. 1970. The English Civil War and after, 1642-1658. Berkeley: University of California Press. [link: NetLibrary]
  • Purkiss, Diane. 2005. Literature, gender and politics during the English Civil War. Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Press. [link: NetLibrary]