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The Good Old Cause : English Revolution of 1640-1660 - Christopher Hill

The Good Old Cause

English Revolution of 1640-1660

By: Christopher Hill (Editor), Edmund Dell (Editor)

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Published: 14th November 1969
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This book examines the English revolution from 1640-1660, with particualr attenion to the social structure of England at the time.

Social classes before 1640: the landed class
feudal sources of revenue
landowners in developing bourgeois society
sales of land
the new gentry
merchants
the bourgeoisie
the new power of money
hymn for a merchant
a merchant's advice to his son
yeomen
conflicting standards
the lower orders
contrasts of wealth and poverty
paupers
class feeling
the peasant tradition
Economic life before 1640: depopulation
peasant grievances
agrarian discontent
direct action
petition against enclosure
London's merchant companies
for free trade
the clothing industry
royal interference with the clothing industry
monopolies
failure to protect interests of merchants
The state machine before 1640: the crown
feudal monarchy
a royal favourite
sale of offices and honours
the aristocracy depend on court pickings
the star chamber
the high commission
class privileges spread too wide
the law courts
in prison
justices of the peace
class rule
whom did the House of Commons represent?
danger of military absolutism
parliament and crown
a revolutionary scene
forebodings of conflict
the financial situation
growing difficulties
ship money
Church and state before 1640: the doctrines of the Church of England
church and state are one
religion as an instrument of government
what parliamentarians objected to in the church
archbishop laud
what cavaliers objected to in the puritans
what was a puritan?
what the cavaliers feared
Protestantism and the bourgeoisie
the Roman Catholic threat
threat to the reformation in Scotland
threat to the reformation in Ireland
the new philosophy
The international situation: an ambassador's observations
appeasing international reaction
the parliamentary attitude
relation of home and foreign policy
influence of the Netherlands
the Dutch Republic - a model and a rival
The storm breaks: the opposition organizes
popular pressure on the government
the impeachment of Strafford
abolition of the star chamber
financial control
Charles I tries a "coup d'etat"
control of the church
the end of government without parliament
appeal to the people
Charles tries another "coup"
a revolutionary situation
preparations for war
bourgeoisie and parliament
the two sides line up
gentry "versus" freeholders
cavaliers and roundheads
the class division
importance of the city
fears of the gentry
how to deal with democrats
The civil war: causes of civil wars
historical analyses
contemporary views of the causes of the war
parliamentary debate on the causes of the war
religion or class interests?
the parliamentary army and navy
the royalist army
parliamentary finance
royalist finance
effects of war on relations of landlord and tenant
social unrest
the class struggle
administration by parliament
anxiety of the aristocracy
Scottish army "versus" democracy
Scottish army in English politics
Cromwell demands an army that will fight
the new model ar
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ISBN: 9780714614830
ISBN-10: 0714614831
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 14th November 1969
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 15.29  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2