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Milton and the Regicide

Martin Dzelzainis

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses Milton and his idea of regicide. It discusses his The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and the concepts of regicide, tyrranicide, and enemy found in his work. Milton's Tenure ... More


Allegiance, Patronage, and the Reception of Marvell's Verse, 1649–1650

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins with the fortunes of the Stanley circle in the aftermath of regicide by exploring their involvement in a volume of elegies for Henry, Lord Hastings, which is also an indirect ... More


Leviathan and the Cromwellian Revolution

JEFFREY R. COLLINS

in The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237647
eISBN:
9780191708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237647.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter contextualizes the composition of Leviathan by placing that text within the religious debates roiling the English Revolution in the aftermath of the regicide. It demonstrates how ... More


God's Instruments: Political Conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell

Blair Worden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570492
eISBN:
9780191739347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570492.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Puritan Revolution escaped the control of its creators. The parliamentarians who went to war with Charles I in 1642 did not want or expect the fundamental changes that would follow seven years ... More


Milton and the Civil Wars

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/9780199230822.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

The prose that John Milton published before the regicide constituted two phases. There were the anti-episcopal or anti-prelatical tracts of 1641–2; and there were the pamphlets of 1643–5 which argued ... More


Milton and the New Order

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/9780199230822.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

John Milton and Marchamont Nedham were fellow writers for the government that came to power in 1649. The treatises that Milton published for the government were written in its first two years, when ... More


‘Where is Astrea fled?’: Tragedy, 1668–1676  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In 1669, Sir William Killigrew published his last play, The Imperial Tragedy, which deals with regicide and restoration based on Zeno; sive, Ambitio Infelix by the English Jesuit Joseph Simons, which ... More


Milton and the Commonwealth

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/9780199230822.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

John Milton and Marchamont Nedham agreed that Pride's Purge and the regicide, the emergency measures, had delivered England from a return to tyranny. So long as the royalist military threat survived, ... More


Milton's Second Defence

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/9780199230822.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

Defensio Secunda is a response to another Latin work, Regii Sanguinis Clamor, ‘The Cry of the Royal Blood’, which was published anonymously in or around late August 1652. Clamor ... More


Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Christopher Hill

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This is a revised edition of an examination of the motivations behind the English Revolution and Civil War first published in 1965. In addition to the text of the original, the book includes thirteen ... More


The English, the Scots, and the Dilemmas of Union, 1638–1654

John Morrill

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

At no point in the history of Britain and Ireland has the whole archipelago experienced such sustained and brutal internal war as in the 1640s and early 1650s. Alongside and largely underpinning the ... More


Murder, Money, and Spies

Geoffrey Cubitt

in The Jesuit Myth: Conspiracy Theory and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228684
eISBN:
9780191678790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228684.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses one of the prevailing images of the Jesuits made popular by the anti-jesuit movement. In this chapter, the three major generic figures from the blackened version of the Jesuit ... More


Introduction: ‘These Mighty Things God Hath Wrought’

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/9780198206682.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The issues at stake in the seventeenth century were often discussed in what one would regard as religious language; but ‘religion’ then covered far more than it does today. As Sir Louis Namier used ... More


Worse than Ravaillac: Exorcizing Eglisham and the King-Killers, 1655–63

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0030
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the secret history's shifting place in contemporary political imagination from 1655–63. As the revolution stabilized under Oliver Cromwell, it no longer seemed quite so ... More


Conclusion

Andrew Hopper

in Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides during the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199575855
eISBN:
9780191744617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575855.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

Rather than being a marginal activity with little impact on the war's outcome, a bewildering number of contemporaries can be identified for whom side‐changing became a critical issue. The concept of ... More


Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Jack V. Haney (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037306
eISBN:
9781621039235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their ... More


Regicide, Pamphlets, and Political Language: The Case of Elizabeth Poole

Susan Wiseman

in Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter asks what happened to the political and spiritual languages of women in the sects at the regicide, through an exploration of the published texts of Elizabeth Poole. The chapter continues ... More


Saul: Tragedy, Treachery, and Theology

Deborah W. Rooke

in Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The libretto for Saul was provided by Charles Jennens, who would later supply Handel with the libretto for Messiah. Saul in the biblical text is often read sympathetically by modern scholars as being ... More


Macbeth as Political Comedy

David Francis Taylor

in The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300223750
eISBN:
9780300235593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223750.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at William Shakespeare's Macbeth as a source for graphic satire. Given both its resonant depiction of regicide, atrocity, and criminality, and its sensational conjoining of the ... More


Commonwealth

David Brown

in Empire and Enterprise: Money, Power and the Adventurers for Irish Land during the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526131997
eISBN:
9781526152107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526132000.00012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Adventurers for Irish land applied their English war profits to colonial development and commandeered England’s great trading companies, the East India Company, Levant Company and Fellowship of ... More


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