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Milton and the Good Old Cause

Blair Worden

in Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230822
eISBN:
9780191696480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

John Milton's explanation was needed, since his proposed solution, the perpetuation of what remained of the Long Parliament, ran contrary to a fundamental premiss of the commonwealthmen, those ... More


Milton and Catholicism

Andrew Hadfield

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/9780199295937.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Milton defines Catholicism in a fluid manner, as a cluster of problems and errors. This chapter offers an overview of the central intolerance in Milton's writings from In Quintum Novembris to the ... More


Rival Recollections

Imogen Peck

in Recollection in the Republics: Memories of the British Civil Wars in England, 1649-1659

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198845584
eISBN:
9780191880742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845584.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the ways in which the republics’ opponents sought to propagate their own, alternative interpretations of Britain’s domestic conflicts. The first two sections focus on different ... More


‘Plots’ and dissent: the abortive Northern Rebellion of 1663

Alan Marshall

in From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780719089688
eISBN:
9781526135872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089688.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines, in the significant contexts of contemporary plot mentalité and plot literature, a supposed plot to stage an armed rising on 12 October 1663, a rising in North-East England that ... More


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