English Revolution


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Noun1.English Revolution - the revolution against James IIEnglish Revolution - the revolution against James II; there was little armed resistance to William and Mary in England although battles were fought in Scotland and Ireland (1688-1689)
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to pack up the first personage of the English revolution like a herring.
The Glorious Revolution of 1688 was a very English revolution given the fact that it began at an Oxford college and escalated to a disagreement over an arcane procedural point, the Glorious Revolution finalised English religious identity and constitutional structure at what was comparatively a very early stage in national life.
Among their topics are Protestant England and the English Bible, the laity and the Bible in early modern England, early modern Catholic perspectives on the biblical text: the Bellarmine and Whitaker debate, and varieties of anti-scripturism during the English Revolution. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Analysis of these texts might have produced a conventional microhistory, but Lake and Stephens have exposed in greater depth the factional religious environment of what one pamphleteer called "the torrid zone of Northamptonshire" on the eve of the English Revolution. Sermons by the local Calvinist militants Robert Bolton and Joseph Bentham, the moderate Puritan Edward Reynolds, and the Arminian conformist Peter Hausted are read alongside the spiritual diary of the Northampton steward Robert Woodford, the devotional confessions of the godly Elizabeth Isham, and the unpublished letters of the Laudian controversialist Robert Sibthorpe.
The possibility that Britain's experience had been a distinctive historical process under no obligation to conform to any abstract model --as E P Thompson would later argue--was unavailable to those close to the party; when an argument of this kind was raised in the Labour Monthly during discussions of Christopher Hill's 'The English Revolution' in 1940, the critic Douglas Garman was quick to assert that such an interpretation 'would lead to reformism', since it implied the possibility of a transfer of state power without a revolution.
Braddick provides an overview of the volume as a whole against the backdrop of the major historiographic trends from the "progressive" approaches that assumed the English revolution was a watershed moment in European history through the revisionism that has dismantled that older view.
The memoir of Edward Barlow, autodidact sailor of the late 17th century, displays the complex thinking of an egalitarian, anti-authoritarian Protestant whose English patriotism allowed room for echoes of the Diggers of the English Revolution. Rediker introduces Henry Pitman as another representative character of the Atlantic world, the escapee, the rebel who became a fugitive, marooned in a Caribbean ecology.
Baker, Philip and Elliot Vernon, eds, The Agreements of the People, the Levellers, and the Constitutional Crisis of the English Revolution, Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012; hardback; pp.
Scholars disagree on the English Revolution's precise causes, the nature of its political/social/economic/intellectual impact, or even whether it should be labeled a "revolution" at all.
In fact, the English revolution may just be revving up and a federal future may await us all.
Each chapter is organized around formations and deformations of political geography, like the Renaissance city-state or the English revolution. She also considers the Spanish Empire, the Dutch Republic, and French Absolutism.