Loyalty And Locality: Popular Allegiance in Devon during the English Civil War

Loyalty And Locality: Popular Allegiance in Devon during the English Civil War

By: Mark Stoyle (author)Hardback

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This volume is a study of popular behaviour during the English Civil War. The book makes three claims. The first is that English counties did not behave as homogeneous units during the conflict of 1642-46, but that they divided instead along regional lines, certain areas supporting Parliament, others supporting the King. The second is that this general rule applied to cities too, and that in urban communities it is possible to discern both 'Royalist' and 'Parliamentarian' parishes. The third is that these internal divisions were not simply temporary alignments, conjured up by extraordinary circumstances, but that they reflected deep and enduring splits in local society, contrasting patterns of popular behaviour stretching back over very many years.

About Author

Mark Stoyle is Professor of early modern history at the University of Southampton. He specialises in early modern British history, with particular research interests in the 'British crisis' of the 1640s; cultural, ethnic and religious identity in Wales and Cornwall between 1450 and 1700; and popular memory of the English Civil War from 1660 to the present day


List of Illustrations, ix; List of Abbreviations, x; Acknowledgements, xiii; Preface, xv; PART I: THE CONTEXT; Introduction, 3; 1. A Portrait of Early Stuart Devon, 7; PART II: PATTERNS OF ALLEGIANCE, 1642-1646; Introduction, 27; Chronology, 28; 2. 'The Well-affected Corner': Popular Parliamentarianism in Devon, 1642-1646, 30; 3. 'Our Ill-affected Country Parishes': The Strongholds of Popular Royalism, 55; 4. Refining the Picture: Further Light on Allegiance Patterns, 75; 5. A Fractured Polity: Allegiances in Exeter, 93; 6. Neutralism: The Case of the Clubmen, 111. PART III: THE DETERMINANTS OF ALLEGIANCE, c.1600-1642; Introduction, 135; 7. Deference or Defiance? The Role of the Gentry, 136; 8. An Ecology of Allegiance? Ethnology, Land Use and Occupation, 149; 9. 'True Blades for Liberties': Pre-war Opposition to the Caroline Regime, 162; 10. 'True Blades for Religion': The Role of Puritanism, 182; 11. 'Mere Conventicles of Bad Fellows': The Cultural and Religious Determinants of Popular Royalism, 204; PART IV: THE NATIONAL PICTURE; Introduction, 229; 12. 'Out of the Dust of the Earth'?, 231; Notes, 257; Appendix: Devon Parishes, 300; Bibliography, 307; Index, 321.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780859894289
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 346
  • ID: 9780859894289
  • ISBN10: 0859894282

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