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Historical interpretations of the English Civil War

David M Fahey

Historical interpretations of the English Civil War

particularly since the middle of the eighteenth century

by David M Fahey

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- History -- Historiography,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649

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    Statementby David Michael Fahey
    The Physical Object
    Pagination600 leaves
    Number of Pages600
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15006393M

    Vann Woodward said: These events have come with a concentration and violence for which the term revolution is usually reserved. The openly sectarian congregations of London, on the other hand, called for complete voluntarism in religion. In the political crisis ofit did succeed in uniting diverse elements in a common platform of opposition to the King, but the effect did not last long. She was a member of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts from to and president of the English Association for — England in the seventeenth century was in transition from feudalism to capitalism, and the separation of the labourer from the means of production was the crucial issue for the development of the capitalist mode of production. The Irish insurrection immediately precipitated a political crisis in England, as Charles and his Westminster Parliament argued over which of them should control the army to be raised to quell the Irish insurgents.

    The other group who supported Parliament were from the lesser gentry Historical interpretations of the English Civil War book as Oliver Cromwell himselfoften with a commitment to the Independent, parochial-congregationalist form of Puritanism, and with a surprisingly deep hostility to aristocratic domination. Contemporaries were themselves unsure what had caused the war. Though class affiliations to particular churches Anglican and Nonconformist remained, religious belief came to be seen as a concern of the individual, irrelevant to political and economic life. Strong proponents of heavy cavalry being used in its traditional shock role still remained for many decades, but even the more conservative cavalry leaders eventually became convinced through study of the Civil War, contemporary European conflicts, and their own experiences in places like the Sudan, that British cavalry needed more firepower to maintain its presence on the modern battlefield. He suspects she hesitated to present discussions of misogyny and antisemitism quite openly. As Cromwell had played no significant role in central or even local government before — he had sat in just one parliament, that ofin which he was a very minor and insignificant figure, and he had never served as a county JP or held high office — he is largely irrelevant to interpretations of the civil war which emphasise long-term causes.

    They also had a cause they believed in: preserving their long-held traditions and institutions, chief among these being slavery. Cross, The Church in England, —, in Aylmer, op. Inevitably, bloodshed and unnecessary cruelty accompanied the insurrection, which quickly engulfed the island and took the form of a popular rising, pitting Catholic natives against Protestant newcomers. Colin Davis. The Puritan movement of the s also differed from the earlier opposition in that it was a substantially lay movement, and was broader and more heterogeneous. Grant, the Union army's general in chief, and William Tecumseh Sherman, his subordinate.


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Historical interpretations of the English Civil War by David M Fahey Download PDF Ebook

Supple, op. Walt Whitman once famously said, "the real war will never get in the books. The real war, in all its dimensions, can be luminously found in this, the best book ever written about the Civil War. In doing so, they left a legacy of organisational and political principle which bore fruit in the development of Chartism and the nineteenth-century working-class movement.

Opposition to the centralised state is rather a strange Historical interpretations of the English Civil War book for a class credited with carrying out the historic tasks of the bourgeois revolution.

From Historical interpretations of the English Civil War book very start of this book, the reader follows these men as they lead their armies to victory in both theaters of the war, east and west. Since Marx himself it has been argued that the nature of landowning in England had already, in the early seventeenth century, been transformed from feudal into bourgeois property.

Manning, English People, pp. As the author keenly points out, in primarily attributing widespread late-war use of hasty field entrenchments to the need to protect armies in close contact for extended periods of time rather than as a response to increased firearms lethality, British writers such as Charles Cornwallis Chesney anticipated Earl Hess's interpretive work on the matter by many decades.

This informed interest could be found at many levels of society and was not the exclusive preserve of the small urban or rural elites. Gienapp offers a fresh perspective on the Civil War and the 16th president who became one of its most tragic victims.

Cromwell was a member of the lesser gentry who had a particularly close relationship to the army officer corps, which had originally been of that same class but had come to include many who had risen from the ranks. Tawney, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism ; C. Hirst, The Representative of the People?

In administration, justice, military and financial matters, early Stuart attempts at a more rational enforcement of central policy elicited die-hard opposition from the Justices of the Peace and their network of county gentry support.

When the Civil War came inthere were royalist bourgeois just as there were Parliamentarian gentry. Thomas eds. Cohn, Pursuit of the Millennium, pp. Unfortunately, the bias of contemporary propaganda is compounded by that of recent historians, both Marxist and non-Marxist, who seem determined to belittle working-class participation.

The importance of this set of ideas to early modern capitalists, before the industrial revolution, has never been adequately expressed. One was mainly secular, namely a growing power-struggle between on the one hand parliament in general and the House of Commons in particular, anxious to gain a greater role in government and to win power to enable it to protect and promote the rights and liberties of the people, and on the other hand the crown, which sought to retain powers and prerogatives itself.

These can provide new sources and therefore new analyses of past events.

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Russell, ed. But for other historians, this is a Historical interpretations of the English Civil War book, even the crucial, issue — no matter how and why the political or social elites may have fallen out amongst themselves, full-scale civil war could have occurred only because of much broader and deeper fractures present within society and the country as a whole.

Scott Fitzgerald. She was known to walk battlefields and experience the same weather and field conditions as the subjects of her histories, mindful that Cromwell had no military experience and most participants in the English Civil War were "talented amateurs" when it came to military manoeuvres.

Coupled with this is the idea that Leveller democracy was premature because the potential electorate was backward and even reactionary. But history can serve neither of these two purposes if, under the influence of an inapplicable idea of objectivity, we hesitate to present historical problems from our point of view.

Political reform had to become not just a means to enable the godly elite to rise to the surface, but an end in itself.Free History Ebooks. The Historical Archive from time to time produces free ebooks on specific subjects for you to enjoy. This page details the ebooks that are currently available for free to our viewers.

Christian Interpretations of the Civil War1 - Volume 30 Issue 2 - William A. Clebsch. “What Historians Have Said about the Cause of the Civil War,” Theory and Practice in Historical Study: But the Bugles Still Blow,” The New York Times Book Review, Cited by: 5.

The second major point that I should make is that ‘Revisionism’ as it came to be termed had a very short life-span. It was born in the mids with Conrad Russell’s work on the Parliaments of the s and was defunct after when his works on The Causes of the English Civil War and The Fall of the British Monarchies appeared in print.I was wondering pdf anyone could provide me with a few historians (particularly pdf who discuss 17th century England and the civil war).

I was struggling to find many for all the different viewpoints and if anyone could give a few Whig, Marxist and Revisionist historians on this era that would be great!Historical Interpretations Chapter Exam Instructions.

Marxism and the English Civil War

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back.Ebook 01,  · This thesis examines the trends in historical interpretation concerning the coming of the American Civil War.

Ebook main body of works examined were written between andbeginning with Allan Nevins' Ordeal of the Union and concluding with David M. Potter's The Impending Crisis, It also includes a brief survey of some works written after Author: Michael Joseph Tate.