The causes of the English Civil War

  title={The causes of the English Civil War},
  author={David R. Underdown and Conrad Russell},

Britishness and Otherness: An Argument

  • L. Colley
  • History
    The Journal of British Studies
  • 1992
There is no more effective way of bonding together the disparate sections of restless peoples than to unite them against outsiders. [E. J. Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism since 1780 (Cambridge,

The Development of Monarchies in Western Europe, c. 1500–1800

If we summon up an image of a sixth- or seventh-century ruler of western Europe it might be that of the East Anglian bretwalda who was buried in a longship at Sutton Hoo with his armour and proof of

Power, Myths and Realities

The publication of Conrad Russell's Ford Lectures, his collected essays and his narrative account of the origins of the civil war is a major event in the historiography of seventeenth-century

‘Dark Corners of the Land’?

ABSTRACT An ongoing struggle to discern patterns of allegiance in the Civil Wars has emerged as a geographic enterprise, whose constructions of England's ‘wild’ West in particular need careful

England, Ireland, Magna Carta, and the Common Law: The Case of Connor Lord Maguire, Second Baron of Enniskillen

  • D. Orr
  • History, Law
    The Journal of British Studies
  • 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 had


TW ^That do you think will become of me," Archbishop Laud asked the earl of Strafford in 1637, "when I am thus used?" From a usually self-possessed archbishop, such anxiety was odd enough, but odder


  • L. Bowen
  • History
    The Historical Journal
  • 2013
ABSTRACT Charles I and his clerical supporters are often said to have been wary of print and public discussion, only entering the public sphere reluctantly and to comparatively little effect during

History and Sovereignty: The Historiographical Response to Europeanization in Two British Cultures

  • J. Pocock
  • History
    The Journal of British Studies
  • 1992
When we were a little tiny colony of Britain(With a heigh ho, the winds and the waves)Our feckless history began to be written(And the waves break busily night and day).When first we fought in an

Puritans and the Civil War, 1637–49

On 30 June 1637, as punishment for his alleged part in publishing an anti-Laudian tract, William Prynne’s ears were mutilated and ‘S. L.’ for ‘seditious libeller’ was carved across his cheeks. At his

Secret Printing, the Crisis of 1640, and the Origins of Civil War Radicalism

For all the ink spilled over the many varieties of radicalism that emerged during the 1640s, we remain surprisingly ignorant as to the question of how and under what circumstances these striking and