Politics, Society and Civil War in Warwickshire, 1620-1660

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Cambridge University Press, May 16, 2002 - History - 412 pages
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This book discusses the origins, impact and aftermath of the Civil War in Warwickshire, examining administration, religion and politics in their social context. The focus is mainly on the landed Úlite, but the importance of relationships between members of the Úlite and their social inferiors is also stressed. Early chapters discuss the economic and social character of Warwickshire; a middle section examines the onset of the Civil War in 1642; and finally there is a discussion of the economic impact of the war and the administrative, political and religious changes of the 1640s and 1650s, culminating in an assessment of the significance of the Restoration. Dr Hughes takes a critical approach to recent historiography, and challenges the concept of a 'county community'. The book is intended as a contribution to a general understanding of the Civil War, rather than as a study of one particular county.

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The social context
Peers and gentlemen before the Civil War
Public affairs 16201639
The coming of the Civil War 16391642
Military rule 16421649
Militancy and localism in Warwickshire politics 16431649
The impact of the Civil War
Politics and religion 16491662
Local governors 16201660
Active county committeemen 16431647
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About the author (2002)

Anthony Fletcher

Anthony Fletcher was Professor of History, University of Essex.

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Diarmaid MacCulloch is one of the leading historians of Tudor England and is Professor of Church History in the Theology Faculty at the University of Oxford. He has written widely in the past, including the books 'Thomas Cranmer: A Life' (Yale University Press) and 'Tudor Church Militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation' (Penguin). He is currently writing a major survey of the European Reformation for Penguin.

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