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Recollection in the Republics – Memories of the British Civil Wars in England, 1649-1659 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Recollection in the Republics: Memories of the British Civil Wars in England, 1649-1659

Imogen Peck


Following the execution of Charles I in January 1649, England’s fledgling republic was faced with a dilemma: which parts of the nation’s bloody recent past should be remembered, and how, and which were best consigned to oblivion? Across the country, the state’s opponents, local communities, and individual citizens were grappling with many of the same questions, as calls for remembrance vied with the competing goals of reconciliation, security, and the peaceful settlement of the state. Recollection in the Republics provides the first comprehensive study of the ways Britain’s Civil Wars were rem ... More

Keywords: memory, British Civil Wars, Interregnum, Commonwealth, Protectorate, commemoration, reconciliation, civil war, memory studies, early modern memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198845584
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198845584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Imogen Peck, author
Research Fellow, Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, Coventry University