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Politics, society, and Civil War in Warwickshire, 1620-1660 /
Ann Hughes.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
description
xvi, 392 p.: maps., plan. --
ISBN
0521332524
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
isbn
0521332524
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1206498
 
Bibliography: p. 365-376.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-04:
Hughes's fine study of Warwickshire over a 40-year period challenges the widely held view that in early modern England, counties were local communities with distinct entities and common goals. Although stimulating, such a conclusion would have been more convincing had the author selected a more typical county. Divided between a pastoral north and arable south, and with industrial towns such as Coventry and Birmingham, Warwickshire lacked the homogeneity often found in English counties. Exhaustively based on primary sources, this book is the product of many years of research. After setting the social context, Hughes looks at the origins and consequences of the civil war in Warwickshire. She comes up with a mass of fascinating detail, and-like most of the revisionist historians of 17th-century England-she reveals a very complex world that cannot be explained by one overriding dialectic. Recommended for university libraries.-C. Carlton, North Carolina State University
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This book discusses the origins, impact and aftermath of the Civil War in Warwickshire, examining administration, religion and politics in their social context. The focus is mainly on the landed èlite, but the importance of relationships between members of the èlite and their social inferiors is also stressed.
Description for Library
This book discusses the origins, impact and aftermath of the Civil War in Warwickshire, examining administration, religion and politics in their social context. The focus is mainly on the landed èlite, but the importance of relationships between members of the èlite and their social inferiors is also stressed. Dr Hughes takes a critical approach to recent historiography, and challenges the concept of a 'county community'. The book is intended as a contribution to a general understanding of the Civil War, rather than as a study of one particular county.
Main Description
This book discusses the origins, impact and aftermath of the Civil War in Warwickshire, examining administration, religion and politics in their social context. The focus is mainly on the landed élite, but the importance of relationships between members of the élite and their social inferiors is also stressed. Early chapters discuss the economic and social character of Warwickshire; a middle section examines the onset of the Civil War in 1642; and finally there is a discussion of the economic impact of the war and the administrative, political and religious changes of the 1640s and 1650s, culminating in an assessment of the significance of the Restoration. Dr Hughes takes a critical approach to recent historiography, and challenges the concept of a 'county community'. The book is intended as a contribution to a general understanding of the Civil War, rather than as a study of one particular county.
Table of Contents
List of maps and plan
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and notes
The social context
Peers and gentlemen before the Civil War
Public affairs 1620-1639
The coming of the Civil War 1639-1642
Military rule 1642-1649
Militancy and localism in Warwickshire politics 1643-1649
The impact of the Civil War
Politics and religion 1649-1662
Appendices
Bibliography of manuscript and printed sources
Index
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