Remembering the English Civil Wars 1646 1700

Remembering the English Civil Wars 1646 1700

Remembering the English Civil Wars is the first collection of essays to explore how the bloody struggle which took place between the supporters of king and parliament during the 1640s was viewed in retrospect.

Author: Lloyd Bowen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1003030548

Category: History

Page: 248

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Remembering the English Civil Wars is the first collection of essays to explore how the bloody struggle which took place between the supporters of king and parliament during the 1640s was viewed in retrospect. The English Civil Wars were perhaps the most calamitous series of conflicts in the country's recorded history. Over the past twenty years there has been a surge of interest in the way that the Civil Wars were remembered by the men, women and children who were unfortunate enough to live through them. The essays brought together in this book not only provide a clear and accessible introduction to this fast-developing field of study but also bring together the voices of a diverse group of scholars who are working at its cutting edge. Through the investigation of a broad, but closely interrelated, range of topics - including elite, popular, urban and local memories of the wars, as well as the relationships between civil war memory and ceremony, material culture and concepts of space and place - the essays contained in this volume demonstrate, with exceptional vividness and clarity, how the people of England and Wales continued to be haunted by the ghosts of the mid-century conflict throughout the decades which followed. The book will be essential reading for all students of the English Civil Wars, Stuart Britain and the history of memory.
Categories: History

Remembering the English Civil Wars

Remembering the English Civil Wars

157–80; and M. Stoyle, 'Remembering the English Civil Wars', in Gray and Oliver, The Memory of Catastrophe, pp. 19–30. 19 M. Neufeld, The Civil Wars after 1660: Public Remembering in Late Stuart England (Wood-bridge, 2013); and F.

Author: Lloyd Bowen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000462449

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 889

Remembering the English Civil Wars is the first collection of essays to explore how the bloody struggle which took place between the supporters of king and parliament during the 1640s was viewed in retrospect. The English Civil Wars were perhaps the most calamitous series of conflicts in the country’s recorded history. Over the past twenty years there has been a surge of interest in the way that the Civil Wars were remembered by the men, women and children who were unfortunate enough to live through them. The essays brought together in this book not only provide a clear and accessible introduction to this fast-developing field of study but also bring together the voices of a diverse group of scholars who are working at its cutting edge. Through the investigation of a broad, but closely interrelated, range of topics – including elite, popular, urban and local memories of the wars, as well as the relationships between civil war memory and ceremony, material culture and concepts of space and place – the essays contained in this volume demonstrate, with exceptional vividness and clarity, how the people of England and Wales continued to be haunted by the ghosts of the mid-century conflict throughout the decades which followed. The book will be essential reading for all students of the English Civil Wars, Stuart Britain and the history of memory.
Categories: History

The English Civil Wars in the Literary Imagination

The English Civil Wars in the Literary Imagination

Diane Purkiss Dismembering and Remembering The English Civil War and Male Identity The battle of Edgehill, the first major battle of the English civil war, was fought in the bitter cold of October 1642. By the Christmas season of that ...

Author: Claude J. Summers

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826261694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Literature Gender and Politics During the English Civil War

Literature  Gender and Politics During the English Civil War

CHAPTER I Dismembering and remembering : the English Civil War and male identity The battle of Edgehill , the first major battle of the English Civil War , was fought in the bitter cold of October 1642. By the Christmas season of that ...

Author: Diane Purkiss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521841372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Diane Purkiss analyses representations of masculinity in the writings of Milton, Marvell, Waller and Herrick.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The English Civil War

The English Civil War

372–3; Mark Stoyle, 'Remembering the English civil wars', in Peter Gray and Kendrick Oliver (eds), The Memory of Catastrophe (Manchester, 2004), pp. 19–30. 33 Gough, History of Myddle, pp. 71–2, 73–4, 74–5, 134–5, 226–7, 285–6. Plates.

Author: Peter Gaunt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857734624

Category: History

Page: 320

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Sir, God hath taken away your eldest son by a cannon shot. It brake his leg. We were necessitated to have it cut off, whereof he died.' In one of the most famous and moving letters of the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell told his brother-in-law that on 2 July 1644 Parliament had won an emphatic victory over a Royalist army commanded by King Charles I's nephew, Prince Rupert, on rolling moorland west of York. But that battle, Marston Moor, had also slain his own nephew, the recipient's firstborn. In this vividly narrated history of the deadly conflict that engulfed the nation during the 1640s, Peter Gaunt shows that, with the exception of World War I, the death-rate was higher than any other contest in which Britain has participated. Numerous towns and villages were garrisoned, attacked, damaged or wrecked. The landscape was profoundly altered. Yet amidst all the blood and killing, the fighting was also a catalyst for profound social change and innovation. Charting major battles, raids and engagements, the author uses rich contemporary accounts to explore the life-changing experience of war for those involved, whether musketeers at Cheriton, dragoons at Edgehill or Cromwell's disciplined Ironsides at Naseby (1645).
Categories: History

The Civil Wars After 1660

The Civil Wars After 1660

Public Remembering in Late Stuart England Matthew Neufeld ... Public remembering of the English civil wars and Interregnum after 1660 was not ultimately concerned with re'fighting the old struggle, but rather commending and justifying, ...

Author: Matthew Neufeld

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843838159

Category: History

Page: 284

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Drawing upon the interdisciplinary field of social memory studies, this book opens up new vistas on the historical and political culture of early modern England.
Categories: History

Memory and the Dissolution of the Monasteries in Early Modern England

Memory and the Dissolution of the Monasteries in Early Modern England

By contrast with the Civil Wars, the Reformation has received comparatively little attention as a memory event, although the ... 617–38; Matthew Neufeld, The Civil Wars After 1660: Public Remembering in Late Stuart England (Woodbridge, ...

Author: Harriet Lyon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316516409

Category: History

Page: 300

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Explores the seismic impact of the dissolution of the monasteries, offering a new perspective on the English Reformation.
Categories: History

Memory and the English Reformation

Memory and the English Reformation

49 Blair Worden, Roundhead Reputations: The English Civil Wars and the Passions of Posterity (London, 2001); Matthew Neufeld, The Civil Wars after 1660: Public Remembering in Late Stuart England (Woodbridge, 2013); Erin Peters, ...

Author: Alexandra Walsham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108829991

Category: History

Page: 425

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Recasts the Reformation as a battleground over memory, in which new identities were formed through acts of commemoration, invention and repression.
Categories: History

Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France

Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France

wars and eventual outcome of the civil wars, surprisingly little attention has been paid to her longer-term image outside of traditional historiography.3 In recent years, literary scholars have begun to unpick representations and ...

Author: Estelle Paranque

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030223441

Category: History

Page: 331

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This collection examines the afterlives of early modern English and French rulers. Spanning five centuries of cultural memory, the volume offers case studies of how kings and queens were remembered, represented, and reincarnated in a wide range of sources, from contemporary pageants, plays, and visual art to twenty-first-century television, and from premodern fiction to manga and romance novels. With essays on well-known figures such as Elizabeth I and Marie Antoinette as well as lesser-known monarchs such as Francis II of France and Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France brings together reflections on how rulers live on in collective memory.
Categories: History

Recollection in the Republics

Recollection in the Republics

Memories of the British Civil Wars in England, 1649-1659 Imogen Peck. proportion than in both World Wars . Many of those who survived did not escape unscathed , either literally or metaphorically , and historians have explored the ...

Author: Imogen Peck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192584366

Category: History

Page: 224

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Following the execution of Charles I in January 1649, England's fledgling republic was faced with a dilemma: which parts of the nation's bloody recent past should be remembered, and how, and which were best consigned to oblivion? Across the country, the state's opponents, local communities, and individual citizens were grappling with many of the same questions, as calls for remembrance vied with the competing goals of reconciliation, security, and the peaceful settlement of the state. Recollection in the Republics provides the first comprehensive study of the ways Britain's Civil Wars were remembered in the decade between the regicide and the restoration. Drawing on a wide-ranging and innovative source base, it places the national authorities' attempts to shape the meaning of the recent past alongside evidence of what the English people - lords and labourers, men and women, veterans and civilians - actually were remembering. Recollection in the Replublics demonstrates that memories of the domestic conflicts were central to the politics and society of England's republican interval, inflecting national and local discourses, complicating and transforming inter-personal relationships, and infusing and forging individual and collective identities. In so doing, it enhances our understanding of the nature of early modern memory and the experience of post-civil war states more broadly. Memory was a multifaceted, dynamic resource, and this book emphasises its fecundity, the manifold meanings it possessed, and the creativity of those who deployed it. Further, by situating 1650s England in relation to other post-conflict societies, both within and beyond early modernity, it points to a consistency in some of the challenges that have confronted post-civil war states across time and space.
Categories: History