Cavaliers and Roundheads (Signed copy)
Signed by Christopher Hibbert, the English at War 1642–1649
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, xiv + 337pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Christopher Hibbert.
This social as well as military history recreates the scenes of the civil war in England, between 1642 and 1649, and is enlivened by character sketches not only of the leading participants (Charles I, Prince Rupert, Oliver Cromwell), but also of the numerous lesser characters, male and female, who took part in the desperate conflict. Families and friends were bitterly divided as men left home to fight for King or Parliament. Castles and towns were besieged and sacked. Houses were plundered, churches desecrated and some 200,000 lives were lost.
This copy is in very good condition.