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Reformation without End

Religion, Politics and the Past in Post-Revolutionary England



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This study provides a radical reassessment of the English Reformation. No one in eighteenth-century England thought that they were living during 'the Enlightenment'; instead, they saw themselves as facing the religious, intellectual and political problems unleashed by the Reformation, which began in the sixteenth century. Moreover, they faced those problems in the aftermath of two bloody seventeenth-century political and religious revolutions. This book examines how the eighteenth-century English debated the causes and consequences of those revolutions and the thing they thought had caused them, the Reformation. It draws on a wide array of manuscript sources to show how authors crafted and pitched their works. -- .

Product code: 9781526126948

ISBN 9781526126948
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
Series Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain
No. Of Pages 384
Publisher Manchester University Press
Reformation without end conceives of eighteenth-century English history as a late chapter in the nation's long Reformation. Contemporaries thought that the Reformation had caused two bloody seventeenth-century English revolutions. -- .