Political iconoclasm: the destruction of Eccleshall Castle during the English Civil Wars

  title={Political iconoclasm: the destruction of Eccleshall Castle during the English Civil Wars},
  author={Rachel M.C. Askew},
  journal={Post-Medieval Archaeology},
  pages={279 - 288}
  • R. Askew
  • Published 3 May 2016
  • History
  • Post-Medieval Archaeology
SUMMARY: The mid 17th century in the British Isles was dominated by a period of political and religious turmoil known as the English Civil Wars. The two sides, Royalist and Parliamentarian, became associated with very different forms of Christianity, with the latter being identified with Puritanism, an extremely austere religion whose supporters became associated with iconoclasm. However, this paper explores the motivations for the damage caused at the Bishop of Lichfield’s palace at Eccleshall… 
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