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Toleration and the Specter of Heresy in Milton's England

David Loewenstein

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the spectre of heresy in Milton's England and the significant impact it had on the bitter struggle over religious toleration. Under examination is the rhetoric of fear, ... More


‘Books Lately Printed’ Gangraena and the World of Print

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter describes the production of Gangraena: its printing, licensing, and distribution. It looks at how Edwards used pamphlets as sources and at the printed debate his books provoked, ... More


Of Language and Flesh: Power, Pedagogy, and the Intellectual Origins of Leveller Ideas

NICHOLAS McDOWELL

in The English Radical Imagination: Culture, Religion, and Revolution, 1630-1660

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260515
eISBN:
9780191717628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260515.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

There has been a tendency among those who see the Levellers as the forbears of modern ideals of popular democracy to sentimentalize the lowly social and cultural background of their leaders. The ... 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


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


The House of Stuart, the House of Lords, and the Politics of “Independency”: Ideological Escalation in 1644

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/9780199541911.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter chronicles shifts in political assumption in late 1643 and early 1644, pointing towards the later revolutionary outcome of 1649. The chapter demonstrates a strain of intensifying ... More


Rumor Wars: Underground Print and the Coming of the New Model Army

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/9780199541911.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

Following military failures in late 1644, long-simmering religious differences burst into public, threatening to sunder parliament’s cause. A formidable presbyterian alliance gathered strength, ... More


Unfinished Business

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The debates of the sixteen-forties and fifties gave wide circulation to ideas which had originated with critics of the old regime before 1640. The priesthood of all believers led some to advocate ... 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


“Lawless Tyranny” and “Destructive Accommodation”: War and the Transformation of Politics, 1642–1643

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/9780199541911.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explains how the outbreak of the civil war led to serious divisions within parliament’s camp. These divisions, over the nature of the war, the character and function of the king, and the ... More


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