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Restoration Historians and the English Civil War by Royce MacGillivray (auth.)

By Royce MacGillivray (auth.)

This is a research of the histories of the English Civil battle or a few features of it written in England or through Englishmen and Englishwomen or submit­ ed in England as much as 1702, the 12 months of the e-book of the 1st quantity of Clarendon's historical past of the uprising. through the phrases of this definition, Clarendon is himself, after all, one of many historians studied. Clarendon's background is so ambitious an fulfillment that each one historians writing concerning the warfare prior to its book have an air of prematureness. however, as i am hoping the next pages will express, they produced a physique of writing which can nonetheless be learn with curiosity and revenue and which expected a number of the principles and attitudes of Clarendon's background. i'll even cross as far as to assert that many readers who've just a restricted curiosity or no in­ terest within the Civil struggle tend to locate a lot of those historians curiosity­ ing, may still their works come to their consciousness, for his or her therapy of the issues of guy in society, for his or her mental acuteness, and for his or her variety. yet whereas I intend to teach their benefits, my major main issue should be to teach how the Civil conflict looked as if it would historians, together with Clarendon, who wrote inside of one or generations after it, that's to assert, at a time while it remained a part of the event of individuals nonetheless alive. A notice is important on terminology.

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First (London, 1656), "The Conclusion," sig. Kkkk - Kkkkv. , "The Conclusion," sig. Kkkk - Kkkkv; Sanderson, King Charles, pp. 321, 698 {correctly 699], 770. 24 Thomason's annotation on his copy, which is now in the Thomason Tracts in the British Museum, shows that it was in print by Feb. 1659/60. ], The Perfect Politician: Or, a Full View of the Life and Actions (Military and Civil) of o. Cromwel, 3rd ed. (London, 1681), p. 137; cf. also 132 for the horrors of a Scottish spring. 21 2% 24 ROYALIST AND PARLIAMENTARIAN HISTORIANS craft and subtlety.

F. N. L. , Archon Books, 1963), pp. 23, 157. 44 Gardiner, HE, VII, 258. 45 Bulstrode Whitelocke's "Annals", BM Add. MS 53726, f. 80, or Bulstrode Whitelocke, Memorials of the English Affairs: ... King Charles the First, to King Charles the Second (London, 1732), p. 18; see also Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Coleridge on the Seventeenth Century, ed. R. F. , Duke University Press, 1955), p. 224, for a severe censure of Heylyn. 30 ROYALIST AND PARLIAMENTARIAN HISTORIANS and suggesting the existence of a confederacy of Williams with Burton, Prynne, and Bastwick.

Osborne views the world with an astringent irony that finds few parallels among his fellow historians. , fingers in the business ,j{ life. 2. Peter Heylyn As a member of the Arminian party the clergyman Peter Heylyn (15991662) 43 played an energetic, reckless, and at times vindictive part in the struggles between the Arminians and their opponents that disturbed England in the 1630's. In July 1630 he preached against the feoffees for impropriations, his voice being, according to Gardiner, the first to be raised publicly against them.

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