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English Politics in the 1650s  

David L. Smith

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Mar 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter examines politics in England from the regicide of Charles I in 1649 to the restoration of Charles II in 1660. Its central theme is the persistent tension that existed between ... More

The Long-Term Consequences of the English Revolution: State Formation, Political Culture, and Ideology  

Mark Knights 

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Mar 2015
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Oct 2014
This chapter argues that the second revolution of the seventeenth century, triggered by the invasion of William of Orange in 1688, should be seen as conceptually yoked to the first ... More

‘May You Live in Interesting Times’: The Literature of Civil War, Revolution, and Restoration  

Steven Zwicker 

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Mar 2015
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Oct 2014
Roundheads and Cavaliers—the categories may have started out as abuse, but they became so embedded in the history of seventeenth-century England that they seemed perfectly suited to ... More

Post-Reformation Politics, or on Not Looking for the Long-Term Causes of the English Civil War  

Peter Lake

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Mar 2015
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Oct 2014
In the century following the Henrician Reformation political practices developed which fundamentally shaped the way that the political crisis of the late 1630s unfolded. Courtiers, royal ... More

State, Politics, and Society in Ireland, 1641–1662  

Toby Barnard

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Mar 2015
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Oct 2014
This article considers the impact of Cromwell and his army on Ireland. Their reputations for savagery and dramatic initiatives were not underserved, but it is suggested that they were ... More

War and Politics in England and Wales, 1642–1646  

Michael J. Braddick

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Mar 2015
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Oct 2014
This chapter explores royalists and parliamentarians military and political mobilization during the first civil war in England. Parties to the English civil war pursued an armed ... More

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