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Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England: Essays Presented to G.E. Aylmer

John Morrill, Paul Slack, and Daniel Woolf


The tension between public duty and private conscience is a central theme of English history in the seventeenth century, when established authorities were questioned and violently disrupted. It has also been an important theme in the work of one of the foremost historians of the period, G. E. Aylmer. The contributors to this volume are historians whose topics range from contemporary writings on conscience and duty to the particular problems faced by individuals and groups, both Puritan and Royalist, at the centre and in the localities. These studies throw new light on the innumerable dilemmas ... More

Keywords: tension, public duty, private conscience, seventeenth century, Puritan, Royalist, conscience

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Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Morrill, editor
Selwyn College
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Paul Slack, editor
Exeter College
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Daniel Woolf, editor
Dalhousie University

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