to pack up the first personage of the English revolution
like a herring.
Analysis of these texts might have produced a conventional microhistory, but Lake and Stephens have exposed in greater depth the factional religious environment of what one pamphleteer called "the torrid zone of Northamptonshire" on the eve of the English Revolution
The first of these--the problem of the nature the war itself--would become a central historiographic question among Communist Party intellectuals following the seminal publication of Christopher Hill's 'The English Revolution
1640' in 1940.
Illuminating the various strands of scholarship that have addressed the English Revolution
for the past two generations, the book's chapters range widely from politics to literature, from religion to social groups, and all across the British Isles.
The memoir of Edward Barlow, autodidact sailor of the late 17th century, displays the complex thinking of an egalitarian, anti-authoritarian Protestant whose English patriotism allowed room for echoes of the Diggers of the English Revolution
Many later incidents in his later life confirm this view: his eagerness to buy expensive books on the United States, such as his early purchase in Barcelona of two different 'Lives of the Presidents of the United States;' his study of the country in his travel across it from San Francisco to New York; the reference in 'The Philippines in a Hundred Years'; and the studies of the English Revolution
and other Anglo-Saxon influences which culminated in the foundation of the United States of America.
Baker, Philip and Elliot Vernon, eds, The Agreements of the People, the Levellers, and the Constitutional Crisis of the English Revolution
, Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012; hardback; pp.
The Nature of the English Revolution
Revisited (volume 18 in the "Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History" series) is an anthology of essays by learned scholars about diverse aspects of the conflict, including "Oliver Cromwell and the Instrument of Government", "The Parish and the Poor in the English Revolution
", "Style, Wit and Religion in Restoration England", and much more.
In fact, the English revolution
may just be revving up and a federal future may await us all.
Each chapter is organized around formations and deformations of political geography, like the Renaissance city-state or the English revolution
Set in this contrasting frame are two astonishing pieces about the contemporary English Revolution
Various revolutions, including the English revolution
of the late 1660s, Chairman Mao's revolution (1966), the Iranian Revolution (1979), all seem to have striking similarities.