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Religion and Politics in 17th Century England (Collected Essays of Christopher Hill, Vol 2) by Christopher Hill

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Published by University of Massachusetts Press .
Written in English


  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • Quotations,
  • Great Britain - History - 18th Century,
  • Reference,
  • Literature and society,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Great Britain,
  • 1603-1714, Stuarts,
  • Early modern, 1500-1700,
  • English literature,
  • History,
  • History and criticism

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8333965M
ISBN 100870235036
ISBN 109780870235030

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Politics and religion. The Civil Wars and the Restoration of the monarchy, the Enlightenment or ‘Age of Reason’, and British colonialism: investigate the political and religious contexts of Restoration and 18th-century literature. The 17th century was a time of great political and social turmoil in England, marked by civil war and regicide. Religion in 17th-Century England. LIKE the waves in a storm-tossed sea, ever changing, rushing to and fro, so the changing scene of seventeenth-century England presents a religious struggle never since equaled. Its swirling crosscurrents of opposite thought and action were marked by bitterness, persecution and bigotry. This collection of hitherto unpublished material sheds important light on the English court and its relationship with a wider political society in the sixteenth century. The 'Journall' of political events covering and , possibly by the 'commonwealth man' John Hayles, offers arresting insights on court politics, foreign affairs and events in the life of London. glish Revolution (), and most recently A Nation of Change and Novelty: Radical Politics, Religion and Litera- ture in 17th-Century England (). The Bible has always been a potentially revolutionary book.

This volume traces the origins of the Puritans in the religious and political turmoil of 17th-century England with the foundation of New England and the English Civil War as the double climax. It concludes with a chapter exploring and assessing the Puritan heritage of the United States and its influence on the modern world.4/5(2). In the early 17th century king and parliament clashed over the issue of religion. In the 17th century, religion was far more important than it is today. It was a vital part of everyday life. Furthermore, there was no toleration in matters of religion. By law, everybody was supposed to belong to the Church of England (though in practice there were many Roman Catholics especially in the Northwest). In .   A nd yet, for many, America still seemed a better bet than England. For much of the 17th century, England was in a state of persistent crisis. Between religious ructions, civil war, plague and the 5/5. Parliament By: Avni Shah Impact Continued Triennial Act Parliament must meet annually Elections at least once in three years More elections increased political instability Political triumph of rich middle class in Parliament The poor susceptible to more taxation The Late.

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