Aside from being touched on in history classes, wars in England are not widely discussed. Many people don’t know of the conditions or reasons for the wars. In Rebellion, Philip Yorke writes a story of Francis Hacker, and his part in the English Civil Wars.

The book seems authentic, and the event details are what I imagine the time would be like. The wording is modeled on how it would have been done during that time, but still easy to read. As you go through the story, you can get a sense of being there as it unfolds. Plenty of details about the people are included, so you can picture what they were like.

Overall, it seemed like a decent book, but I could not get into the story. This is more of a reflection of my personal taste, it wasn’t what I thought it would be.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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