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Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Christopher Hill


This is a revised edition of an examination of the motivations behind the English Revolution and Civil War first published in 1965. In addition to the text of the original, the book includes thirteen new chapters that take account of other publications since the first edition, bringing the work up-to-date. It poses the problem of how, after centuries of rule by King, lords, and bishops when the thinking of all was dominated by the established church, English men and women found the courage to revolt against Charles I, abolish bishops, and execute the King in the name of his people. The far-rea ... More

Keywords: English Revolution, Civil War, Charles I, regicide, agricultural revolution, industrial revolution, church rule, Parliament, finance policy, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206682
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Hill, author
Balliol College, Oxford