Gentry Culture and the Politics of Religion

Gentry Culture and the Politics of Religion Cheshire on the Eve of Civil War - Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain

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Synopsis

This book revisits the county study as a way of understanding the dynamics of civil war in England during the 1640s. It explores gentry culture and the extent to which early Stuart Cheshire could be said to be a 'county community'. It also investigates how the county's governing elite and puritan religious establishment responded to highly polarising interventions by the central government and Laudian ecclesiastical authorities during Charles I's Personal Rule. The second half of the book provides a rich and detailed analysis of petitioning movements and side-taking in Cheshire in 1641-2. An important contribution to understanding the local origins and outbreak of civil war in England, the book will be of interest to all students and scholars studying the English revolution.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526114402
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.71062
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 853g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 37mm