Devil-Land: England Under Seige, 1588 - 1688

Devil-Land: England Under Seige, 1588 - 1688

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Available From 07 October 2021
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Released September 30, 2021
ISBN 9780241285817

£35.00

A ground-breaking portrait of the most turbulent century in English history

Among
foreign observers, seventeenth-century England was known as
'Devil-Land': a diabolical country of fallen angels, torn apart by
seditious rebellion, religious extremism and royal collapse. Clare
Jackson's dazzling, original account of English history's most turbulent
and radical era tells the story of a nation in a state of near
continual crisis.

As an unmarried heretic with no heir, Elizabeth
I was regarded with horror by Catholic Europe, while her Stuart
successors, James I and Charles I, were seen as impecunious and
incompetent, unable to manage their three kingdoms of England, Scotland
and Ireland. The traumatic civil wars, regicide and a republican
Commonwealth were followed by the floundering, foreign-leaning rule of
Charles II and his brother, James II, before William of Orange invaded
England with a Dutch army and a new order was imposed.

Devil-Land
reveals England as, in many ways, a 'failed state': endemically
unstable and rocked by devastating events from the Gunpowder Plot to the
Great Fire of London. Catastrophe nevertheless bred creativity, and
Jackson makes brilliant use of eyewitness accounts - many penned by
stupefied foreigners - to dramatize her great story. Starting on the eve
of the Spanish Armada's descent in 1588 and concluding with a not-so
'Glorious Revolution' a hundred years later, Devil-Land is a spectacular reinterpretation of England's vexed and enthralling past.

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