The English Civil War marked a turning point in the development of Western Constitutionalism and Parliamentary government. This volume traces the War’s roots in economic, religious, and political conflicts of the early seventeenth century. It covers the lead up to War and the War itself, the trial and execution of Charles I, and the Interregnum under Oliver Cromwell. In concludes with a discussion of the Glorious Revolution and a reflection of the War’s impact on the founding of America. The Best One-Hour History series is for those who want a quick but coherent overview of major historical events. It will also serve those who need a competent high-level introduction before going further. Each volume provides a clear and concise account of the episode under discussion. In about an hour, the reader will obtain a well-grounded understanding of why each subject hold iconic status in Western Civilization.
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Robert Freeman’s reputation for clarity in summing up historical events is legendary. His classes score among the highest in the nation on the College Board Advanced Placement Exams. He is formerly Vice President of International Marketing at Sybase, one of the largest software companies in the world, and is the founder of One Dollar For Life, a national non-profit that enables students to build schools in the developing world from donations of one dollar. He holds a B.S. from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
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