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Royalists and Royalism during the English Civil Wars



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Much ink has been spent on accounts of the English Civil Wars of the mid-seventeenth century, yet royalism has been largely neglected. This volume of essays by leading scholars in the field seeks to fill that significant gap in our understanding by focusing on those who took up arms for the king. The royalists described were not reactionary, absolutist extremists but pragmatic, moderate men who were not so different in temperament or background from the vast majority of those who decided to side with, or were forced by circumstances to side with, Parliament and its army. The essays force us to think beyond the simplistic dichotomy between royalist 'absolutists' and 'constitutionalists' and suggest instead that allegiances were much more fluid and contingent than has hitherto been recognized. This is a major contribution to the political and intellectual history of the Civil Wars and of early modern England more generally.

Author Biography

Jason McElligott is the J. P. R. Lyell Research Fellow in the History of the Early-Modern Printed Book at Merton College, Oxford. He is the author of Royalism, Print and Censorship in Revolutionary England (2007) and the editor of Fear, Exclusion and Revolution: Roger Morrice and Britain in the 1680s (2006). David L. Smith is Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His previous publications include Cromwell and the Interregnum (2003) and, with Graham E. Seel, Crown and Parliaments, 1558-1689 (2001).
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2007
Edited by David L. Smith Edited by Jason McElligott
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Cambridge University Press
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