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Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in ... More


The Levellers: Radical political thought in the English Revolution

Dr. Rachel Foxley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719089367
eISBN:
9781781705810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089367.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Leveller movement of the 1640s campaigned for religious toleration and a radical remaking of politics after the English civil war. This book challenges received ideas about the Levellers as ... More


Debating censorship: liberty and press control in the 1640s

Randy Robertson

in Texts and readers in the Age of Marvell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113894
eISBN:
9781526138897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113894.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Scholars have long debated the extent and efficacy of English censorship in the 1640s. Drawing on publication and censorship data, this chapter argues that the infamous 1643 Licensing Ordinance ... More


Introduction Levellers and historians

Rachel Foxley

in The Levellers: Radical political thought in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719089367
eISBN:
9781781705810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089367.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The introduction sets out the challenges offered by revisionist and postrevisionist historians to the celebratory and sometimes anachronistic view of the Levellers in the older standard works, and ... More


Root and Branch—Representation, Collectivity, and Dissidence

Melissa Mowry

in Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History, 1645-1742

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192844385
eISBN:
9780191927119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844385.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 2 offers significant original research grounded in a rich and detailed trove of archival sources, including pamphlets, broadsides, and rare manuscript sources not ordinarily considered as ... More


Supremacy in the Commons: Partisan Politics, Political Innovation, and the Rise of Lilburne

David R. Como

in Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199541911
eISBN:
9780191779107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541911.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

The creation of the New Model Army in 1645 brought unprecedented polarization to parliament’s cause. Common ground between “presbyterians” and “independents” eroded and, increasingly, Roundheads were ... More


White King, Black Cassock: Monarchy, Presbytery, and the Radical Propaganda Collective

David R. Como

in Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199541911
eISBN:
9780191779107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541911.003.0014
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines ideological developments unfolding in the last months of the civil war. In particular, it examines the coalescence of a “propaganda collective,” centering on John Lilburne and ... More


Island Prisoners of the English Republic

David Cressy

in England's Islands in a Sea of Troubles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856603
eISBN:
9780191889783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856603.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter shows how the victors in the civil wars emulated the royalist regime by isolating enemies in island prisons. Victims of the Commonwealth and Protectorate included cavalier conspirators ... More


Freeborn Subjects: Puritanism, Politics, and Print in the Personal Rule

David R. Como

in Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199541911
eISBN:
9780191779107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541911.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter provides an overview of the ideas and organizational ligatures that emerged by the 1630s to challenge the policies of Charles I’s personal rule. The chapter outlines some of the striking ... More


Leveller Legacies

Martin Loughlin

in Political Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198810223
eISBN:
9780191847363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810223.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents an account of the constitutional ideas of a political group known as the Levellers. Formed during the course of the English revolution, they survived only a few years and failed ... More


The Sufferings of John Lilburne

Michael J. Braddick

in Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representations: A collection to honour Paul Slack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748267
eISBN:
9780191810923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748267.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Braddick explores how John Lilburne used Christian tropes of suffering and martyrdom to dramatize imperilled civic liberties rather than the true religion. His sufferings grew out of his religious ... More


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