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