Books: Under Two Flags

THE KING'S WAR: 1641-1647 (702 pp.) —C. V.Wedgwood—Macmillan ($7.50).

Britain's great civil war began in 1642. It is still being fought. Every schoolboy, guided more by his own temperament than historical fact, still takes sides as a dashing Cavalier or a solid Roundhead—which is perhaps one reason why modern Britain rests its institutions in an all-powerful Parliament but reserves its affections for a powerless monarchy. In Volume II of her great history, which carries on from The King's Peace, Historian C. V. (for Cicely Veronica) Wedgwood touches this national nerve of double loyalty...

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