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The Resource Cromwell's House of Lords : politics, parliaments and constitutional revolution, 1642-1660, Jonathan Fitzgibbons, (electronic resource)

Cromwell's House of Lords : politics, parliaments and constitutional revolution, 1642-1660, Jonathan Fitzgibbons, (electronic resource)

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Cromwell's House of Lords : politics, parliaments and constitutional revolution, 1642-1660
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Cromwell's House of Lords
Title remainder
politics, parliaments and constitutional revolution, 1642-1660
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Jonathan Fitzgibbons
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eng
Summary
Despite the execution of Charles I and the establishment of a kingless republic, the period of the English Civil Wars and their aftermath is rarely described as one of constitutional revolution. The notion that the 1650s were politically conservative is exemplified by the tendency of historians to fixate upon the offer of kingship to Oliver Cromwell and his increasingly monarchical appearance. This book rethinks the political history of the 1640s and 1650s by focusing instead upon the upper parliamentary chamber. Besides exploring changing attitudes towards the House of Lords during the Civil Wars, and the circumstances that led to its abolition in 1649, it provides the first thorough study of the Cromwellian "Other House" - a new upper parliamentary chamber of nominated life peers created in 1657. Jonathan Fizgibbons demonstrates how the Other House was much more integral to Cromwell's aims for a lasting post-war settlement than the offer of the Crown. More broadly, this book reconceptualises the political and constitutional history of the 1640s and 1650s by looking beyond outward forms of government and visual culture. It argues that radical shifts in political thought were concealed by apparent continuities in forms of government. Even though the new Cromwellian upper chamber had the familiar appearance of a House of Lords, the very meaning of the House of Lords was contested and transformed by the experience of the Civil Wars and their aftermath.--
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Fitzgibbons, Jonathan
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index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Studies in early modern cultural, political and social history
  • JSTOR eBooks
Series volume
volume 30
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  • Great Britain
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Cromwell's House of Lords : politics, parliaments and constitutional revolution, 1642-1660, Jonathan Fitzgibbons, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (viii, 274 pages)
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online
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9781787442337
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computer
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(OCoLC)1029545905
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Cromwell's House of Lords : politics, parliaments and constitutional revolution, 1642-1660, Jonathan Fitzgibbons, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781787442337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787442337
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029545905

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