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A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642

Charles W. A. Prior


A Confusion of Tongues examines the complex interaction of religion, history, and law in the period before the outbreak of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. It questions interpretations of that conflict that emphasise either the purely doctrinal roots of religious tension, or the processes by which the law gained primacy over the Church, in what amounted to a secular revolution. Instead, religion took its place among a range of constitutional issues that undermined the authority of Charles I in both England and Scotland. The book offers a careful reconstruction of a number of printe ... More

Keywords: English civil war, Church of England, law, political thought, constitutionalism, ecclesiology, religion, Scotland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698257
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles W. A. Prior, author
Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of Hull