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Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

David R. Como


This book charts the way the English Civil War of the 1640s mutated into a revolution (paving the way for the later execution of King Charles I and the abolition of the monarchy). Focusing on parliament’s most militant supporters, the book reconstructs the origins and nature of the most radical forms of political and religious agitation that erupted during the war, tracing the process by which these forms gradually spread and gained broader acceptance. Drawing on a wide range of manuscript and print sources, the study situates these developments within a revised narrative of the period, reveal ... More

Keywords: English Revolution, English Civil War, puritanism, republicanism, puritans, Levellers, independents, radicalism, sectarianism, early modern England

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199541911
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199541911.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David R. Como, author
Associate Professor of History, Stanford University

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Part I From Personal Rule to Political Crisis, 1635–1642

Part II Civil War, 1642–1643

Part III War and Religion, 1643–1644

Part IV Fragmentation and Victory, 1644–1645

Part V Paths to Revolution