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Dame C. V. Wedgwood (Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood) Biography

(1910–1997), (Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood), Strafford, William the Silent, The King's Peace

British historian, born in Northumberland, educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. A specialist of the seventeenth century, her books include Strafford (1935), William the Silent (1944; James Tait Black Memorial Prize), her highly acclaimed volumes on the Civil War (The King's Peace, 1955; The King's War, 1958; The Trial of King Charles, 1964), a book of essays (Velvet Studies, 1946), and the lives of Oliver Cromwell (1939), Montrose (1952), and Milton (1969). To her scholarship and mastery of the period is added an ability to bring the characters she writes about vividly to life. She was created a Dame in 1968.

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