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Introduction: John Morrill and the experience of revolution

Michael J. Braddick; David L. Smith;
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  • Published: 24 Jun 2021
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
When John Morrill began his research career the most influential writing about mid-seventeenth-century England was essentially concerned with modernization, and, even in non-Marxist explanations, contained a strong strain of materialism. This was a prominent feature of the sometimes vituperative exchanges of the gentry debate, and John's first piece of extended writing about seventeenth-century England was written in response to that controversy; it was a long essay, composed during a summer vacation, which examined the relationship between the fortunes of particular gentry families and their Civil War allegiance. His interest in local realities, however, quickl...
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