PUBLIC RITUAL AND THE PROCLAMATION OF RICHARD CROMWELL AS LORD PROTECTOR IN ENGLISH TOWNS, SEPTEMBER 1658

@article{Calladine2017PUBLICRA,
  title={PUBLIC RITUAL AND THE PROCLAMATION OF RICHARD CROMWELL AS LORD PROTECTOR IN ENGLISH TOWNS, SEPTEMBER 1658},
  author={Amy Calladine},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={61},
  pages={53 - 76}
}
  • Amy Calladine
  • Published 9 June 2017
  • Political Science, History
  • The Historical Journal
Abstract The requirement to proclaim Richard Cromwell lord protector in September 1658 forced town leaders to engage with an unstable political context through the production of a large-scale public event. This article examines the ceremonies used in a range of provincial towns to offer a new perspective on urban culture in 1650s England. By analysing both contemporary print and the records of civic government, it reveals how urban inhabitants could maintain a variety of performative responses… Expand
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