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Sovereignty, Supremacy and the Origins of the English Civil War
This article integrates the concept of sovereignty with religious perceptions of misrule in the years leading up to the English Civil War. Existing revisionist narratives have emphasized theExpand
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Treason and the State: Law, Politics and Ideology in the English Civil War
  • D. Orr
  • History, Sociology
  • Law and History Review
  • 13 June 2002
Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction Part I. Concepts: 1. The statutory basis of English treason law 2. Sovereignty and state Part II. Practice: 3. Thomas Wentworth, First Earl ofExpand
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A Prospectus for a “New” Constitutional History of Early Modern England 1
  • D. Orr
  • History
  • 22 September 2004
The study of English constitutional history has fallen on hard times. Once an intellectually thriving field, constitutional history now conjures up visions of bad tweed and bow ties coupled withExpand
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  • D. Orr
  • Political Science
  • 1 March 2019
This article addresses the role of Protestant military humanism in early Stuart Ireland. The central argument is that Protestant military humanism as embodied in the works of such authors as GeoffreyExpand
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England, Ireland, Magna Carta, and the Common Law: The Case of Connor Lord Maguire, Second Baron of Enniskillen
  • D. Orr
  • History
  • The Journal of British Studies
  • 1 October 2000
The treason trial of Connor Lord Maguire, second baron of Enniskillen, in February 1645 brought into focus competing conceptions of the constitutional relationship of England and Ireland. Maguire hadExpand
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A Review of “Martial Power and Elizabethan Political Culture: Military Men in England and Ireland, 1558–1594”
  • D. Orr
  • Political Science
  • 18 January 2010
readers, the most interesting part of the book is likely the conclusion, in which Simms explains why Britain failed in the War for American Independence. He claims that, “in a nutshell, they wereExpand