Sovereignty, Supremacy and the Origins of the English Civil War

  title={Sovereignty, Supremacy and the Origins of the English Civil War},
  author={D. Orr},
  • D. Orr
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • History
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 the consensual nature of early Stuart political culture, especially the central role of the ‘common law mind’ in determining the proper place of potentially rival political vocabularies of natural law, civil law and absolutism. This article argues alternatively that the concept of sovereignty and in particular… Expand
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